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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 excessive rapid firing of...

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oxmazetol responceble for weight gain?

i am taking oxmazetol from 4 year,before i was taking 600mg twice a i am taking 300mg twice a day.My weight is increasing gradually after started taking this medicen.Is this is the side effect of it? ## This contains the active ingredient Oxcarbazepine, which is an anticonvulsant that is also used as a mood stabilizer. That said, yes, weight gain is a well-known side effect of this class of medications. You may also experience: nausea, dizziness and somnolence. Read more: Are there any questions or comments? ## Thanks Verwon, The information is very helpfull. Rucha ## What is the reason behind weight gain ??? I take 300 mg in the morning n 600 mg in the evening

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Gabapentin makes me impaired and not in a good way

I was given gabapentin after a spinal injury that resulted in severe radiating pain down my legs. Thanks to a great physical therapist, and a lot of hard work, things are better now. Not perfect. But a lot better. I took the gabapentin for two days. The first day I felt fine (all things considered)... but the gabapentin didn't seem to have any real side effects. The second day, I honestly felt like I was on narcotics or something. I could barely move off the couch and, though I have never used heroin, I am very, very familiar with prescription opioids. I have never been that impaired in my life. It honestly scared me. No one else I know who has ever taken this medication has ever experienced anything like this. What gives? ## Hi Stephanie, sorry to hear about your experience with Ga...

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What Is The Best Generic Of Lamictal

I've been taking the generic for Lamictal for about five years. Recently I've been feeling different at about the beginning of the year. I use to take the white ones but now I am taking a generic by Taro. What is the best generic for this drug? I never really payed any attention until I started getting this crazy migraines. If anyone has any insights it would be much appreciated. ## There's really no way to say which is the best, since different people can react differently, so it depends on what works for you. The best idea I can give you is to check with your pharmacy and see who manufactured the ones that you used to take and ask if they can order them back in for you. They usually can and will sometimes do so for their regular customers. Does anyone else have any advice ...

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Gabapentin and Stacker pills

I take Gabapentin and have some Stacker 2. They are purple and yellow. I want to know if I can mix them together like hours apart? Thank you. ## Hello Sissy, Unfortunately I don't think that is a very good idea. The reason for this is that stacker 2 pills active ingredient is caffeine which negatively interacts with gabapentin. According to the NIH gabapentins medical properties diminish when caffeine is introduced. They write the following "the combination with caffeine can reduce gabapentin’s anticonvulsant effects.83,84 Furthermore, caffeine was able to decrease the electroconvulsive threshold, previously augmented by gabapentin at a 200 mg/kg dose; the rise in threshold induced by another dose of gabapentin (23.1 mg/kg) can only be decreased by the administration of ch...

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do gabapentin 800 come in a large white oblong pill with no markings and a line in the middle

Do gabapentin 800 come in the form of a big white oblong pill with no markings and a line down the middle. Or any gabapentin come in the form of a big white oblong pill with no markings and a line down the middle. ## Hello, Tex! How are you? No, prescription tablets in the U.S. all have markings on them to enable their identification, in case of emergency and since Gabapentin is a prescription medication, it wouldn't be available in the U.S. without some type of markings on the tablet. If you have an unmarked pill, then it is most like just an over the counter product. There is a small chance that it could be a foreign medication, since few other countries regulate as strictly as the U.S. and Canada do, but that's not very likely. Is there anything else I can help with? Learn mo...

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Gabapentin tablets less than 100 mg

Is there any way to get Gabapentin in less than 100 mg pills? I have a method on weaning off from 1,200 mg a day to 100 mg total (talking to the doctor when it’s time to take 2 xs a day instead of 3 xs). ## I’m well aware that there are multiple phases during withdrawals. The first phase took 10 days for Gabapentin to equalize in my body. A week afterwards I had 2 days of Hot night sweats but was done with withdrawals after that. (At least until I lower my dose). Please respond so this can stay active and can let you know my method of weaning off safely. ## Hi Grayman, You may have success inquiring about different dosages with a local compounding pharmacy who could formulate something more suitable for your needs... However, I'm not quite sure how much it would cost and...

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White oblong tablet L | 64 blank on the other side

I found this tablet on the floor where I work and don't know what it is. Any ideas please? ## Hi Lucy, A white oblong pill marked L | 64 on one side and blank on the back is reportedly identified as Levetiracetam (250mg); marketed for use in treating seizures, epilepsy, bipolar disorder and more... Labeler: Accord Healthcare Inc. NDC: 16729-0064 Size (mm): 14 Inactive Ingredients: -Silicon Dioxide -Croscarmellose Sodium -Magnesium Stearate -Polyethylene Glycol 3350 -Povidone K30 -Polyvinyl Alcohol -Talc -Titanium Dioxide Hope this helps!

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What is amit/gaba/lido cream?

Thought there would be some instructions and side effect information in the bag when I picked up my prescription, but don't have any info. Can you help? ## Hi Dean, The Gaba stands for Gabapentin and the Lido stands for Lidocaine. I'm not entirely certain of the other abbreviation, but do have my suspicions that it stands for Amitriptyline. Both Amitriptyline and Gabapentin are known for coming in pill form and I have also heard of Gabapentin being mixed in these types of creams by compounding pharmacies. However, I have not been able to verify the same when it comes to Amitriptyline. I just don't see any other medication name with this prefix. Aside from the prefix, the other thing that leads me to believe that Amit stands for Amitriptyline is that NIH lists it as being mar...

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Topamax and eye twitching

Hi, I have been using Topamax for depression for 12 months and must admit that it has been very sucessful. The one major draw back is that I have developed a very annoying eye twitch. It only affects one eye, but is very noticeable. I was taking 100 mg twice a day, but have decreased it to 100 mg daily. The twitch has decreased somewhat, and I realize that I now have to come off this drug completely to get rid of the twitch entirely. Has anyone else experienced this problem. I read 1 other reader, but are there more? ## Sorry it took so long to reply. I had the same problem with Topamax which I use for epilepsy. It is the coating of the 100 mg for me. The 50 mg does not cause this on me, so I take 2/50 mg tablets instead. Ever heard of Topamax causing gout? ## I've developed an eye ...

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Teva Lamotrigine (93 463) Availability

The CVS pharmacy I have been filling my prescription at told me that Teva will no longer manufacture Lamotrigine (pill imprint: 93 463). Is this correct? I’ve tried other mfgs and I still had seizures and I immediately knew I should buy Teva. I have less than 10 pills left now. ## CVS lies a lot. Just filled at Walgreens with teva brand..CVS told me they cold not get .5mg clonazapam anymore also.. I switched all to Walgreens... ## after doing extensive research I found out Teva and Mylan will no longer manufacturer lamotrigine. I have not tolerated the other generic brands. I'm trying to find a brand that work for me as well since my insurance refuses to give me name brand. If you have any luck I would appreciate you sharing ## Hello Clara, According to the Teva website they a...

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