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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 Avg. Rating Reviews
Mysoline (Pro)
Generic name: primidone
9.3
8 reviews
Mebaral
Generic name: mephobarbital
9.5
4 reviews
Luminal
Generic name: phenobarbital
8.7
2 reviews
For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).

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Medical conditions associated with barbiturate anticonvulsants:

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