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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 neurons during seizures.[4] Anticonvulsants als...

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levipril 500 mg

I had epilepsy stroke in 2005, then 2 more strokes at the interval of 3 years occurred, I was prescribed Levipril 500 mg & Enchoronate Chronograph 500 mg daily morning & evening at 11.30 , as my Neurologist prescription. My weight is 90 kg and age 57 years. What should you suggest @ my prescription.? ## Hello, Yogesh! How are you? What did you experience stokes, or epileptic seizures? They are not the same things. If you experienced seizures, then yes, you are on the right medications to treat them and should take them as directed by your doctor. The NIH lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings and weight changes. ## I want to know the difference between Levipril 500mg and Levipil 500mg. My mother has been taking Levipril 500m...

Levipil and Encorate Chrono

My mother has a lesion in her left basifrontal lobe which is the most probable cause for the Generalised Tonic Clonic Seizures she's been having since May 2013. The doctor had suggested taking Levipil 500 twice daily. The thing is there has been no improvement since and she still gets seizures. A few days back she had a very severe life threatening attack after which the doctor has increased the dosage to Levipil 500 in the moning and Levipil 750 in the night along with an additional drug Encorate Chrono (300 in the morning and 500 in the night). Googling the new drug suggested a lot of side effects. My mother is already very weak mentally, not sure if depression is what she needs. Suggestions? ## Hello, Vanya! How is your mother doing? All medications carry the risk of causing side...


what r side effects of stopping 300mg abruptly ## rapid heart rate, chest pain, and fainting feeling. I know because that's what I felt. ## rapid heart rate, chest pain, and fainting feeling. ## 300MGS OF what???rlogv ## Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant that is also used to treat some mood disorders, and certain types of nerve pain. You should not stop taking a high dose abruptly, because along with the possible withdrawals symptoms of mood changes, irritability, and confusion, the FDA also warns that it creates the risk of seizures. How long have you been taking it?

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Oxetol 300 mg side effects

Hi there, My dad is 58yrs old, he's an epilepsy patient for last 30+ years..Right from inital stage till date he has been using sodium valproate 400mg twice a day. Recently a few weeks back he's affected with epilepsy (fits) after nearly two years gap. As a common practice we have consulted the doctor and has make him to undergo all the test (ECG/EPG) etc tests. As a result the doctor whom we consulted has advised to stop using sodium valproate 400mg and replace it with Oxetol 300mg and assured this should take care of the issue. Now all im worried here is, with my dad being 58yrs old, will changing the medicine now have any kind of impact? Will he be safe? Please advise, im pretty worried about his health... Thanks Pr ## It is normal for someone's body to adjust to a medica...

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Withdrawal symptoms from vimpat

I started taking vimpat i think last June or July. Not too sure, the meds have messed with my mind big time. Stayed at 200 mg, kept having grand mal seizures so eventually got up to 600mg a day. Had double vision, couldn't walk, numbness, memory loss, acted like a zombie, slept a lot, and was depressed. So she took me down to 500mg, nothing changed. I took myself down to 300, 100 in the am and 200 at night. Double vision and loss of leg control seemed to go away but i still couldn't think straight and wasn't myself. I have taken myself completely off vimpat to try to have a life again before the seizure comes that kills me, but i feel very, very depressed, alone, scared and ultimately just want to die. I can't just go see a doctor though due to Medicaid cutting me off wh...

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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

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white oval pill with G21 on oneside

This pill is big white and oval. Has a slit in the middle on bothe sides, but one side has G21 on it. And the otherside is blank. ## This tablet contains 600mgs of Gabapentin, which is an anticonvulsant that's also been shown to help with certain types of nerve pain and some mood disorders. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, dry mouth and weight changes. You can learn more Gabapentin details here. Are there any comments or questions? Is there anything I can help with? ## Does this medicine G 21 the white oval pill does it compare 2 Motrin or IBU because I was prescribed this medication but I am afraid to take it because I've never taken this type of medicine before I have taken Motrin and ibuprofen

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Gabapentin withdrawal crazy itching?

I am trying to wean off of gabapentin, but the worst part is the itching, and the crazy restlessness at night. I’m taking one a day at 300 mg in the evening. By the time evening comes again the itching starts happening. How do I wean off this/300 mg a day, and is there anything I can take for the itching. I did start taking magnesium a couple days ago. I was on it for about 4 to 5 weeks, at 1800 mg a day. No one told me to not go cold turkey, so I did and that was a horrible week. So I went back to taking one a day and I want to get off of these now. ## This medication comes in lower dosages, so you could speak to your doctor about using 100mg capsules, or tablets to help you taper off of it. The FDA warns that other withdrawal effects may include nausea, dizziness, depression, an...

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Stopped vimpat due to swollen glands

My daughter has been on vimpat 15 months. She has swollen glands off and on. Last week her glands were the size of small plums! Her primary said it was not an infection as her neurologist suggested. The neuro said stop the vimpat but now she is very sluggish and sleepy all day, but her glades have gone down completely. Should she have stopped cold turkey? She says sees bright spots and feels disoriented. ## Hello Kanie, I am happy to hear that your daughters glands swelling has gone down and fortunately for you the National Institute of Health has deemed that Vimpat (lacosamide) is not a dependency forming drug. This means that it is alright for her to have stopped the drug without weening off of it. That brings me to my next point, if she is seeing bright spots and feeling disoriented ...

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Epilizine cr 500

Is it advisable to take epilizine cr 500 at night? I think it keeps me awake. I have to take 2 daily. How far apart can I take them? ## My son is epileptic,he has been using epilim 500,recently my doctor changed him to epilozone said it works the same,is it true? ## Hi I started using epilizine cr 500 in 2012 to 2014 & stoped in 2015 January, now the doctor has put me back 2 weeks ago. I take one in morning and one at nite now as I am typing my legs are swollen can it be the cause of I got a relapse ## My son is 13 years old and has been diagnosed with seizures and is on epilim 500mg - I have never seen him have a seizure but he has been waking up with vertigo for the last few years at least once a month or once every 2 months. the eeg has shown abnormal blood flow on the right side...


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