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Anticonvulsant Overview

Anticonvulsants (also commonly known as antiepileptic drugs or as antiseizure drugs) are a diverse group of pharmacological agents used in the treatment of epileptic seizures. Anticonvulsants are also increasingly being used in the treatment of bipolar disorder[1] and borderline personality disorder,[2] since many seem to act as mood stabilizers, and for the treatment of neuropathic pain.[3] Anticonvulsants suppress the rapid and excessive firing of neurons during seizures.[4] Anticonvulsants...

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Is the Gabapentin affecting my eyes?
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I am now taking 7 x 300 gabapentin per day and am getting terrible eye problems: double and blurred vision, I am also sufering unnerving confusion, could it be a side effect of the gabapentin? ## It doesn't seem from the monograph listing, that these are common side effects: Gabepentin Side-Effect Info Click Here I would suggest you speak to your doctor and discuss this as soon as possible, it could be this drug, an illness, or a combo if you are taking something else. ## I get blurred vision with only 2 300 Mg's ## I have been taking 2400 mg (eight 300-mg tablets) a day of gabapentin for more than a year. I have a lot of double vision, though only when I'm tired (which is most of the time). Of course, I take a few other sedating medications as well. I've gotten used to ...
Updated 47 minutes ago in Gabapentin.
Eptoin 100mg- Its side effect and how to stop using it.
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My brother has been taken eptoin 100mg for more than 4 years till date with 2 doses a day and at present he is complaining of backached and pain in the right leg which he cannot move and sometimes he is having breathing problem and weak. He could not sleep every night but slept around 2- 3 Am morning till 11:00 Am,along with eptoin 100mg, the doctor advised him to take Dicorate 500mg and lobazam-0.5 which he is taken regularly. Does these medicines have any side effect, if he stop eptoin what would be the result? please do reply any suggestion. ## Eptoin contains the active ingredient Phenytoin, it most commonly used to help prevent epileptic seizures. Has his doctor expressed any theory as to what is causing the problems he's experiencing? Those are not generally normal side effect...
Updated 1 hour ago in Phenytoin.
Topiramate made by Zydus for weight loss
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I've been prescribed the generic version of Topamax... The mfg. is zydus, but I'm afraid to take them after reading a lot of bad reviews... Has anyone been successful with this pill and mfg.? ## While there can be differences from one generic to another, it can vary from person to person, so the only way to find out how it works for you is by actually trying it. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and weight changes. Have you tried taking it, yet? Are you on any other medications?
Updated 8 hours ago in Topiramate.
Should I Be Taking Tramadolhcl And Gabapentin Together
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taking 900mg gabapentin, 100mg tramadol hcl, 1200 IBprofien for deg.disk, spinal stenosis arthritis, neuropathy. have hbp also is this bad ## Taking the Tramadol with the Gabapentin can cause an increase in depression of the central nervous system, so you should be careful to watch for any danger signs, such as shallow breathing, severe sedation and lowered heart rate. Learn more Tramadol details here. Learn more Gabapentin details here. How much of the Ibuprofen do you take? Since you have high blood pressure, you also may want to discuss your use of it with your doctor, because taking high doses over a long period of time may cause elevated blood pressure and fluid retention. Learn more Ibuprofen details here. ## I've been taking tramadol and Neurontin together for severe PHN for ...
Updated 8 hours ago in Gabapentin.
Mediciner Livpil 500 mg.
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My son is suffering from Epilepsy. doctor prescribed Levil 500 mg. From last 2years he is taking this medicine. Is Epilepsy is curable? ## Sometimes, as a child matures, they may outgrow it, but there is really no cure, so to speak. The NIH lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache mood swings, and weight changes. Is he on any other medications? How is this one working for him?
Updated 10 hours ago.
Why we need to take Levipil 500 ???
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Hello !! On 18th March'12 we were going to ahemadabad.. I reached at 12 in the night, then had sleep by 2am. Then have to wake up early at 6 clock. When i came from the bathroom I fell down. Then again when i gone to take my brush then i was full body was shaking..i was out of the world..i did not knew that i am shaking like this.. Then my parents called 108 and gone to hospital..after doing various tests the doctor told that its a case of epilepsy.. Doctor gave me Levipil 500mg..and told to take on morning and night..Plz reply 4 how many years i have to take this medicine..? ## All of my tests are normal but i was admited to the hospital for one days for checking because i was unconscious for 5 minutes. Now i am 100% normal, so why should i take LEVIPIL 500 and ECOSPR...
Updated 1 day ago in Frisium.
Toplep 50mg Contraindications
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I'm a bit concerned - Why does the doctor prescribe epilepsy and bipolar medication to treat a migraine patient? Won't that cause a migraine sufferer to actually develop epilepsy or bipolar? Can Toplep med actually cause damage to a migraine patients and is it safe to use? I'm 5 days on Toplep 50mg. It really helps for my headaches, but I'm worried, I definitely don't have bipolar or any other depression conditions. Please help. Should I carry on with the med? ## Because they can sometimes help with conditions other than what they are intended to treat and it is okay for a doctor to prescribe a medication for off label uses. The NIH lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings, headache, and weight changes. Has it help...
Updated 1 day ago.
Northstar Rx
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Has anyone had problems with lamotrigine (generic Lamictal) manufactured by Northstar Rx ## My pharmacy changed my Teva brand of Lamotrigine to North Star brand. Has anyone noticed a difference with the difference switching brands? ## Yes. I take lamotrigine for bi-polar depression. I have found that the Northstar version of the drug doesn't work. I took it and my mood crashed. Then I got back on the Teva made lamotrigine, and my mood stabilized. I believe the Northstar product in effective. Try to get your prescribing physician to write "Teva - DAW" on your script. ## My original Hyzaar was refilled by mail with Losartan Hctz 100 by Northstar and I think I'm having serious side effects that I just now attribute to the bp med. My legs are cramping; hip joints hurt; panti...
Updated 1 day ago in Lamotrigine.
side effects of levera 500.
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i m 30 yrs old. Using levera 500 frm past six months. Earlier i was using encorate chrono 300. I had first attack when i was 10. I started takng valporin syrup then. I want to ask will levera 500 have effect on my child. Want to conceive very soon. ## Can a us citizen carry& use levera500 manufactured in India? ## HI. Im 32years old, have been taking Levera 500mg for last 6 months. will it leat to weight gain?
Updated 2 days ago in Levetiracetam.
Cap gabapentin 300mg
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Please, can these capsules be taken for disc related pain in spinal cord / cervical pain? ## Yes, they are often prescribed for certain types of nerve pain. The NIH lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings, and weight changes. Are you on any other medications?
Updated 2 days ago in Gabapentin.

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