Seizure Medications

Pharmaceutical Name

Trade Name

Seizure Type

Web Sites
carbamazepine Tegretol, Carbitrol partial, GTC, mixed http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic/carbam.htm

http://www.mentalhealth.com/drug/p30-t01.html

clobazam Frisium tonic-clonic,complex partial,  myoclonic http://www.epilepsyontario.org/meds/clobazam.html
clonazepam Klonopin, Rivotril LGS, akinetic, myoclonic, absence http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic/clonaz.htm

http://www.mentalhealth.com/drug/p30-r04.html

diazepam Valium, Diastat, T-Quil clusters, status epilepticus http://www.mentalhealth.com/drug/p30-v01.html

http://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/mom/valium/default.html

ethosuximide Zarontin, Emeside absence http://www.mentalhealth.com/drug/p30-z01.html

http://www.rxmed.com/monographs/zarontin.html

http://www.parke-davis.com/Zarontin.html

felbamate Felbatol partial, general, LGS http://www.neuro.wustl.edu/epilepsy/pediatric/articleFelbamate.html

http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic3/felbamate.htm

gabapentin Neurontin partial, tonic-clonic http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic/gabapent.htm

http://www.parke-davis.com/Neurontin.htm

http://www.virtualdrugstore.com/als/gabapentin.html

lamotrigine Lamictal partial http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic/lamotrigine.htm

http://www.noah.cuny.edu/illness/mentalhealth/cornell/medications/lamotrigine.html

levetiracetam Keppra partial http://www.pslgroup.com/dg/14d1ea.htm
lorazepam Ativan status epilepticus http://www.mentalhealth.com/drug/p30-a04.html

http://www.psyweb.com/Drughtm/ativan.html

nitrazepam Mogadon myoclonic, IS http://www.epilepsyontario.org/meds/nitrazep.html

http://www.rxmed.com/monographs/mogadon.html

http://www.home.intekom.com/pharm/lennon/arem.html

oxcarbazepine Trileptal partial http://www.fda.gov/cder/consumerinfo/druginfo/trileptal.HTM

http://www.centerwatch.com/patient/drugs/dru599.html
phenobarbital

(related to phenytoin and primidone)

  neonatal, GTC, status epilepticus http://www.epipro.com/drugs.html

(see also phenytoin)

phenytoin

(related to phenobarbital)

Dilantin, Epanutin GTC, complex partial http://www.mentalhealth.com/drug/p30-d05.html#Head_2

http://hsc.virginia.edu/cmc/pedpharm/v2n8.htm

http://www.epipro.com/drugs.html

primidone

(related to phenobarbital)

Mysoline GTC, psychomot-or, focal http://ntp-server.niehs.nih.gov/htdocs/LT-studies/TR476.HTML
tiagabine Gabatril partial http://www.uku.fi/laitokset/neuro/ab9710.htm
topiramate Topamax partial, IS?, generalized, LGS http://www.johnsonandjohnson.com/news_finance/98.htm

http://www.aesnet.org/indigent/ortho.htm

http://www.psycom.net/depression.central.topiramate.html

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/WHATSNEW/PRESSWHN/1996/TOPIR2.htm

valproic acid (sodium valproate) Depakote, Depakene, Depacon,Valproate, Epival, Epilim, Convulex absence, GTC, partial, LGS, IS http://www.mentalhealth.com/drug/p30-d02.html

http://www.med.virginia.edu/cmc/pedpharm/v3n3.htm

vigabatrin Sabril IS, partial, GTC http://dem0nmac.mgh.harvard.edu/forum/EpilepsyF/9.16.982.48PMWestSyndomeandVig

http://www.uku.fi/laitokset/neuro/ab9519.htm

http://www.open.gov.uk/mca/volume24a.htm

zonisamide Zonegran, Excegran partial http://www.centerwatch.com/patient/drugs/dru613.html

Key:
GTC – generalized tonic-clonic (grand mal)
IS – infantile spasms
LGS – Lennox-Gastaut syndrome

Note 1. Not all the medications listed may be available in your country.
Note 2. Tradenames may differ from country to country.

Last Updated 11 June 2001

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