Anticonvulsant medication

Anticonvulsant medication

A drug used to prevent convulsions or seizures; often prescribed in the treatment of epilepsy. Several anticonvulsant medications have been found effective in the treatment of bipolar disorder.
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16 ( ANI ): A team of researchers has found that the anticonvulsant medication, topiramate, can also be helpful in treating problem drinkers whose aim is to curb their alcohol consumption.
The Rapid Anticonvulsant Medication Prior to Arrival Trial, or RAMPART, was designed to determine whether midazolam or lorazepam are safer and more effective when paramedics are called to treat patients whose seizures aren't stopping.
Jack's epilepsy has been extremely difficult to control and he continues to have seizures, regardless of changes to his anticonvulsant medication.
He asserts that the impact of anticonvulsant medication therapy is "probably much more significant in bipolar patients with substance use comorbidities," based on his belief that there are shared "pathophysiological mechanisms involving the GABA-ergic system.
Three-year-old Erin Clarke, from Leicester, had not smiled before as she was on so much anticonvulsant medication.
14,20) In sum, we note that levetiracetam remains a very useful and highly effective anticonvulsant medication.
The neurologist will set the stage by telling the patient that there is good news: It does not look like the patient has epilepsy and there will be no need for anticonvulsant medication.
New research supported by the National Institutes of Healtha[euro](tm)s National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) shows that the anticonvulsant medication gabapentin, which is used for certain types of seizures, can be an effective treatment for the pain and other symptoms associated with the common, often hard-to-treat chronic pain disorder, fibromyalgia.
If a patient with a seizure disorder has been treated and their anticonvulsant medication dose lowered for ECT, increasing the anticonvulsant medication to pre-ECT doses can be done after the ECT series is complete.
The subjects in this study were not treated with anticonvulsant medication for pain because anticonvulsant medications had not yet been proven useful for treating SCI-associated pain.
The St John's Wort had prevented her anticonvulsant medication from working.
In my early 30s, I learned that an anticonvulsant medication I take for bipolar disorder can cause a birth defect in which a child is born without a brain.