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Barbiturate anticonvulsants

What are Barbiturate anticonvulsants?

Barbiturate anticonvulsants are a group of drugs derived from barbituric acid and they act by suppressing activity of the central nervous system. Barbiturate anticonvulsants enhance the action of GABA, which is an inhibitory neurotransmitter, and inhibits initiation of discharge that would start the seizure. Barbiturates facilitate GABA-mediated opening of chloride channels and increases effectiveness of GABA.

Barbiturates are used to treat all types of seizures except absence seizures.

List of Barbiturate anticonvulsants:

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Drug Name Reviews Avg. Ratings
Mebaral
generic name: mephobarbital
4 reviews
   
9.5
Mysoline (Pro)
generic name: primidone
8 reviews
   
9.3
Luminal (Pro)
generic name: phenobarbital
2 reviews
   
8.7

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