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Medications for Epilepsy

About Epilepsy:  Epilepsy is a brain disorder involving recurrent seizures.

Drugs Used to Treat Epilepsy

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Activity
vigabatrin C N X Add review
0.0

Generic name: vigabatrin systemic

Brand names:  Sabril, Vigadrone

Drug class: gamma-aminobutyric acid analogs

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For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Elepsia XR C N X Add review
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Generic name: levetiracetam systemic

Drug class: pyrrolidine anticonvulsants

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ethotoin D N X 1 review
1.0

Generic name: ethotoin systemic

Brand name:  Peganone

Drug class: hydantoin anticonvulsants

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fosphenytoin D N X Add review
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Generic name: fosphenytoin systemic

Brand name:  Cerebyx

Drug class: hydantoin anticonvulsants

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lacosamide C 5 X 11 reviews
7.3

Generic name: lacosamide systemic

Brand name:  Vimpat

Drug class: miscellaneous anticonvulsants

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For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Mysoline N N X Add review
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Generic name: primidone systemic

Drug class: barbiturate anticonvulsants

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For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Peganone D N X 1 review
1.0

Generic name: ethotoin systemic

Drug class: hydantoin anticonvulsants

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primidone N N X Add review
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Generic name: primidone systemic

Brand name:  Mysoline

Drug class: barbiturate anticonvulsants

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Roweepra C N X Add review
0.0

Generic name: levetiracetam systemic

Drug class: pyrrolidine anticonvulsants

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Roweepra XR C N X Add review
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Generic name: levetiracetam systemic

Drug class: pyrrolidine anticonvulsants

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Spritam C N X Add review
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Generic name: levetiracetam systemic

Drug class: pyrrolidine anticonvulsants

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Topamax Sprinkle D N X Add review
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Generic name: topiramate systemic

Drug class: carbonic anhydrase inhibitor anticonvulsants

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brivaracetam C 5 X 15 reviews
6.5

Generic name: brivaracetam systemic

Brand name:  Briviact

Drug class: pyrrolidine anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

eslicarbazepine C N X 6 reviews
7.2

Generic name: eslicarbazepine systemic

Brand name:  Aptiom

Drug class: dibenzazepine anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

Gabitril C N X Add review
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Generic name: tiagabine systemic

Drug class: gamma-aminobutyric acid reuptake inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

tiagabine C N X Add review
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Generic name: tiagabine systemic

Brand name:  Gabitril

Drug class: gamma-aminobutyric acid reuptake inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Vigadrone C N X Add review
0.0

Generic name: vigabatrin systemic

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Topics under Epilepsy

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Mayo Clinic Reference

ICD-10 CM Clinical Codes (External)

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Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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