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Chapter 14

Antiepileptic Drugs

Chronic, recurrent pattern of seizures Epilepsy
Brief episodes of abnormal electrical activity in nerve cells of the brain Seizure
Involuntary spasmodic contractions of any or all voluntary muscles throughout the body Convulsion
To control or prevent seizures while maintaining a reasonable quality of life _________________ are used. Anticonvulsants
Antiepileptics interfere with …….. birth control and grapefruit juice
Antiepileptic drugs Valproic acid, Gabapentin, Lamotrigine, Felbamate, Levetiracetam, Topiramate, Zonisamide, Tiagabine, Pregabalin, Perampanel, Ezogabine, Vigabatrin, Eslicarbazepine, Clobazam, Brivaracetam
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