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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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Mebaral (More...)
generic name: mephobarbital
4 reviews
Mysoline (Pro, More...)
generic name: primidone
8 reviews
Luminal (Pro, More...)
generic name: phenobarbital
2 reviews

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Medical conditions associated with barbiturate anticonvulsants: