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Can you name the epilepsy drugs by their side effects?

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Severe rash relatviely common, especially in children. Introduce slowly. Blurred vision, headache.Used for generalized seizures
Dizziness and fatigue, weight GAIN, behavior issuesLarge therapeutic range
Thrombocytopenia/coagulopathies. Increased appetite, tremor, hair loss. Rare: hepatic failure, pancreatitisUsed for generalized seizures
Irritability (main side effect). Also fatigue, dizziness, psychosisUsed for focal seizures. GABA agonist
MAKES YOU UGLY. Fatigue, dizziness, ataxia, cerebellar atrophy, osteopenia. Rare: lupus-like syndrome, hepatic problemsExhibits zero-order kinetics
Weight LOSS, Drowsiness, concentration issues, parasthesia. Rare: kidney stones and glaucomaMore effective for partial seizures
Common: leukopenia, hyponatremia, fatigue, blurred vission. Rare: Aplastic anemia, allergic reactionUsed for focal seizures
Dizziness, fatigue, ataxia, diplopia. Hyponatremia more common than with a similar drugUsed for focal seizures
Sedation, neurodevelopmental problemsGABA agonist, good for newborns/infants

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