Science Quiz / Epilepsy Drugs

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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
Weight LOSS, Drowsiness, concentration issues, parasthesia. Rare: kidney stones and glaucomaMore effective for partial seizures
MAKES YOU UGLY. Fatigue, dizziness, ataxia, cerebellar atrophy, osteopenia. Rare: lupus-like syndrome, hepatic problemsExhibits zero-order kinetics
Dizziness, fatigue, ataxia, diplopia. Hyponatremia more common than with a similar drugUsed for focal seizures
Sedation, neurodevelopmental problemsGABA agonist, good for newborns/infants
Common: leukopenia, hyponatremia, fatigue, blurred vission. Rare: Aplastic anemia, allergic reactionUsed for focal seizures
Irritability (main side effect). Also fatigue, dizziness, psychosisUsed for focal seizures. GABA agonist
Thrombocytopenia/coagulopathies. Increased appetite, tremor, hair loss. Rare: hepatic failure, pancreatitisUsed for generalized seizures
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Created Sep 23, 2009ReportNominate
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