Science Quiz / Epilepsy Drugs

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Can you name the epilepsy drugs by their side effects?

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

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