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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.[1] Anticonvulsants are also increasingly being used in the treatment of bipolar disorder[2][3] and borderline personality disorder,[4] since many seem to act as mood stabilizers, and for the treatment of neuropathic pain.[5] Anticonvulsants ...

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gabapentin dot physical

I am trying to find out if gabapentin is ok to be in the system (body) of a truck driver. Legal presciption from a doctor. ## Can a truck driver pass a DOT physical if he takes gabapentin? ## Hello, Jeanie! How are you? I'm sorry, but from what I've found the answer is no. There is an automatic disqualification for anyone taking any type of antiseizure medication. This is due to the fact that the person either has epilepsy, or if they are taking it for nerve pain or mood disorders, the medication could put them at risk of a seizure, if they miss a dose or are late taking it. Having a seizure while driving could be very dangerous. The FDA lists the typical side effects to this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings and weight changes. Is there a...

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pain management for fibromyalgia

What are the best medications to treat fibromyalgia? I am always hurting somewhere on my body. Especially my back, knees, and hips. I am so exhausted. I wake up every morning feeling like I didn't sleep at all. My doctor gave gabapentin 600mg 3 times a day. They don't work and neither does lyrica. I am just so tired of the pain. I also have trouble walking when my knees, back and hips hurt. Any info you can give me would greatly appreciated. ## There is really no best medication that I can mention, it can vary from person to person. The medications you've mentioned you've mentioned are great examples, they don't work for you, but they do work well for many others that try them. The NIH states the some antidepressants can help, such as Cymbalta or Savella. Have you tr...

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Dosage for Lamictal 3mg

My doctor started me on Lamictal 3mg for my mood disorder. What is the usual dosage for this medication? This seems like a low dose. Does anyone else take this medication for mood disorders? ## I need to get info about the meds my spouse is taking. He is seeing several specialists and each one gives him prescriptions and he is taking about 30 meds a day. I think it is too much and affecting him. Any help?? ## Hi April, It looks like dosages for Lamictal can range from 2 mg all the way up to 200 mg. [1] So yes, 3 mg would be on the lower end of the dosing scale. Was he prescribed the orally disintegrating tablets? From what I read this medication can be used to help treat seizures as well as help with mood swings for adults with bipolar disorder. [2]

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Which gelatin is used for Gabapentin capsules?

I would like to know if the gelatin used on 100 mg gabapentin capsules are bovine (beef) or pork? Is it possible to find this out? ## Does bovine make the shell of gabapentin? ## I need to know is gabapentin capsules are made pork or vegetable gelatin ## Is the gelatin in gabapentin pork or beef? ## Is the capsule made with pork or beef or vegan? ## There appear to be multiple manufacturers of Gabapentin capsules. Each one may use a different set of inactive ingredients. Please share either the NDC code (preferred if possible), Manufacturer Name, or any other specific details about your capsules (such as color, letter or numbers on them).

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Lacosamide for epilepsy

Does this drug help treat epileptic seizures? ## Yes, Lacosamide is indicated for the treatment of seizures. " Why is this medication prescribed? Lacosamide is used to control partial onset seizures (seizures that involve only one part of the brain) in adults and children 4 years of age and older. Lacosamide is also used in combination with other medications to control primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures (formerly known as a grand mal seizure; seizure that involves the entire body) in adults and children 4 years of age and older. Lacosamide is in a class of medications called anticonvulsants. It works by decreasing abnormal electrical activity in the brain. " Ref: Medline Plus ## has anyone used lacasomide mediciation for seizures? ## That is actually the original approved...

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Epilim for epilepsy?

I would like to know if Epilim is used to treat epilepsy? ## Yes, from what I found, Epilim (Sodium valproate) is indeed used as a treatment for epilepsy in children and adults. "Sodium valproate is used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder." Source:

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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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White pill 45 on one side

I have a white pill with 45 on one side and nothing on the other. Would like to know what this is. ## The pill which you are describing is most likely Lamotrigine 25 mg (NDC 13668-0045) - though the tablet that I'm referring to has a score line on one side (the pill can be split into 2 sections). Inactive Ingredients: - Lactose Monohydrate - Magnesium Stearate - Cellulose, Microcrystalline - Povidone K30 - Sodium Starch Glycolate Type A Potato Ref: DailyMed ## I found a small white pill with 45 on one side and blank on the other

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Epinutem for shingles

Hi i just want to find out... My mother has shingles and they said she must use epinutem but they dont have any in stock..can she use epitec or epilum? ## The Epanutin contains Phenytoin, and it is given in such cases to help with the nerve pain that Shingles can cause. Its typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, weight changes, headache, and mood changes. As to an alternative, she should consult her doctor to see what is safest for her to take. Is she on any other medications?

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gabapentin and ocular problems

I've been taking gabapentin about 9 mo now 300 mg nightly for hot flashes. But I noticed the last few months I was having vision problems. Dx as ocular migraines. Anyone else having these problems from this drug ## Hello, Clbark! How are you doing? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. If you read over the details side effects provided by the FDA, this medication has been known to cause many visual issues, as well as nausea, weight gain, mood swings and alopecia. Have you spoken to your doctor about trying a different medication? Tapering off of this one and trying something else would enable you to discover if your problem is solely due to this drug. Prozac, which is an SSRI, has also been shown to help with hot flashes. Its typical side effects may include nausea...

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