What Are Some Common Seizure Medications?


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Tegretol and Carbatrol are common medications for partial, generalized tonic-clonic and mixed seizures, according to WebMD. Physicians often prescribe another drug, Zarontin, for absence seizures.

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What Are Some Common Seizure Medications?
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Physicians frequently prescribe Keppra for generalized seizures, WebMD notes. They also combine it with other drugs to treat partial seizures.

Lamictal treats partial and general seizures, and patients report few side effects from its use, according to WebMD.

Felbatol is used more rarely because it is associated with a number of side effects, including decreased appetite, weight loss and inability to sleep, WebMD notes. In the most extreme cases, it can cause bone marrow or liver failure.

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