Comprehensive List of Epilepsy & Seizure Medications

Understanding Epilepsy Epilepsy makes your brain act abnormally and send unusual signals. This can result in seizures. Injury, sickness, and a number of other reasons can cause seizures, but recurring seizures are symptoms of epilepsy. There are many different types of epileptic seizures. Several of them can be controlled with the right anti-seizure medications. In fact, […]

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Suicide Risk From 11 Epilepsy Drugs

FDA Warns That Epilepsy Drugs May Double Risk of Suicidal Behavior, Thoughts By Daniel J. DeNoon Jan 31, 2008 — The FDA warns that 11 epilepsy drugs double a person’s risk of suicidal behavior or thoughts, although the overall risk remains small. The warning comes from an FDA analysis of suicidality — suicidal behavior or thoughts — in placebo-controlled studies of 11 drugs […]

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Treatment of Depression in Patients With Epilepsy

Mebanga Ojong, PharmD Candidate Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy Suwanee, Georgia Shari N. Allen, PharmD Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy Suwanee, Georgia US Pharm. 2012;37(11):29-32. ABSTRACT: Depression is more prevalent in patients with epilepsy than in the general population. The condition remains underdiagnosed because of […]

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Study: Cannabidivarin (CBDV) May Help Treat Epileptic Seizures

It’s no secret at this point that certain chemical compounds found in medical marijuana may aid in the treatment of epilepsy. GW Pharmaceuticals has already commenced clinical trials to test the effectiveness of their cannabis-based drug Epidiolex, which is comprised of mostly cannabidiol (CBD), and the Epilepsy Foundation of America has called for nationwide access to medical marijuana. With that said, the Endocannabinoid […]

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Epilepsy: sorting the myths from the facts of a common disorder

One of AFL’s biggest stars, Lance Franklin, was briefly hospitalised for a mild epileptic seizure last week. He was also ruled out of Saturday’s qualifying final, as he is reportedly suffering from an “ongoing mental health condition”. Although they may coexist, epilepsy is a neurological disorder that doesn’t fall under the umbrella of mental or mood disorders. […]

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