anticonvulsant drug

NOUN
  1. a drug used to treat or prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy)
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How To Use anticonvulsant drug In A Sentence

  • Phenobarbital is an anticonvulsant drug that has been used since 1912 and it is still one of the better drugs for this purpose.
  • Patients with non-epileptic seizures are often prescribed anticonvulsant drugs because of misdiagnosis of epilepsy, and many have been taking these drugs for some time.
  • If an anticonvulsant drug is used, the typical duration of therapy is one year, which represents the period with the highest risk of recurrence.
  • If satisfactory control is not established within the first three to six months, another anticonvulsant drug should be added, with the eventual goal of eliminating the first agent and achieving monotherapy.
  • Phenytoin was introduced in 1938 and is still the most widely used anticonvulsant drug, probably because of its nonsedative properties.
  • If you or somebody you care for takes the anticonvulsant drug lamotrigine Lamictal and generic, you should be aware that in rare cases it can cause inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord, a serious condition known as aseptic meningitis. Epilepsy, bipolar drug Lamictal linked to brain inflammation
  • Anticonvulsant drugs may also be prescribed to protect against convulsions due to eclampsia.
  • For decades children were given long term anticonvulsant drugs to prevent the recurrence of febrile seizures.
  • If you or somebody you care for takes the anticonvulsant drug lamotrigine (Lamictal and generic), you should be aware that in rare cases it can cause inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord, a serious condition known as aseptic meningitis. Epilepsy, bipolar drug Lamictal linked to brain inflammation
  • Her eyesight was impaired by glaucoma and she was on anticonvulsant drugs.
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