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anticonvulsant

 [an″te, an″ti-kon-vul´sant]
1. inhibiting convulsions.
2. an agent that has this effect, such as diphenylhydantoin (Dilantin), mephenytoin (Mesantoin), and trimethadione. They are used in the treatment of epilepsy and in psychomotor and myoclonic seizures.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

an·ti·con·vul·sant

(an'tē-kon-vŭl'sant),
1. Preventing or arresting seizures.
2. An agent having such action.
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anticonvulsant

(ăn′tē-kən-vŭl′sənt, ăn′tī-)
n.
A drug that prevents or relieves convulsions.

an′ti·con·vul′sive (-sĭv) adj.
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anticonvulsant

adjective Related to preventing seizures noun Any agent used to prevent, reduce or stop seizures or convulsions. See Epilepsy.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

an·ti·con·vul·sant

(an'tē-kŏn-vŭl'sănt)
1.Preventing or arresting seizures.
2. An agent having such action.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

anticonvulsant

A drug used to prevent or reduce the severity of epileptic attacks, or to prevent dangerous muscle contraction in electroconvulsive therapy. Anticonvulsant drugs include PHENYTOIN (Epanutin), PHENOBARBITONE (phenobarbital) (Luminal), ETHOSUXIMIDE (Zarontin), CARBAMAZEPINE (Tegretol), SODIUM VALPROATE (Epilim) and CLONAZEPAM (Rivotril).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Anticonvulsant

A type of drug given to prevent seizures. Some patients with migraines can be treated effectively with an anticonvulsant.
Mentioned in: Antimigraine Drugs
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

an·ti·con·vul·sant

(an'tē-kŏn-vŭl'sănt)
1. Preventing or arresting seizures.
2. An agent having such action.
Synonym(s): anticonvulsive.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Benzodiazepines are undoubtedly potent anti-convulsants on acute administration but their use in long-term treatment of epilepsy is limited by the development of tolerance to the anticonvulsant effects and by side-effects such as sedation and psychomotor slowing (38,39).
The nurse ultimately discovers that the original physician's order was for Topamax (an anti-convulsant agent) 200mg PO/PT twice daily, not Toprol-XL (an anti-hypertensive agent).
The group leading the action, the Organisation for Anti-Convulsant Syndrome, is staging a meeting in Liverpool to seek out further potential victims on top of the nine families already registered.
Readers have also reported that a daily regimen of anti-inflammatory or anti-convulsant medicines have reduced the frequency and severity of their headaches.
Ms Short, from Anglesey, said, 'I am very lucky to have a lovely son, but each day he suffers the damage caused by the anti-convulsant drugs.
'She was then prescribed another anti-convulsant, which had a major impact on her condition'
However, another drug which has recently shown promise is the anti-convulsant drug gabapentin.
However, the action claims that adverse reactions to Vigabatrin, an anti-convulsant which was introduced in the late 1980s, have caused such severe eye problems that some patients have even been registered blind.
Cute Georgie who travelled from her home in Leicester, has brain damage and a condition known as Foetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome (FACS).
Drugs with significant potential that are having generic equivalents hit the market are: Ortho-Novum 7/7/7 * (birth control) Ortho Tri-Clyclen * (birth control) Accupril (blood pressure) Nolvadex (breast cancer) Topamax (anti-convulsant) Glucophage XR (diabetes) Monopril (blood pressure) Remeron (antidepressant) Alphagan (glaucoma) Serzone (antidepressant) Glucovance (diabetes) Glucotrol XL (diabetes) Wellbutrin SR (antidepressant) Zyban (smoking cessation) Neurontin (anti-convulsant) Tiazac (blood pressure) Prozac (antidepressant) Prilosec (gastritis)
For example, anti-convulsant medications reduce the body's supplies of vitamin D and folacin.

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