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Epilepsy / Ner Sys

ch 17, therapeutic agents for the nervous system - pharm tech

epilepsy seizure disorder marked by hyperexcitability in some brain nerve cells
medications to treat epilepsy anticonvulsants and benzodiazepines
anticonvulsants prevent abnormal CNS impulses and inhibit one or more ions involved in nerve conduction such as sodium, calcium, or potassiums
Tegretol carbamazepine *anticonvulsant
Dilantin phenytoin *anticonvulsant
Cerebyx fosphenytoin *anticonvulsant
Zarontin ethosuxide *anticonvulsant
Valium diazepam *benzodiazepine
Klonopin clonazepam *benzodiazepine
Gabitril tiagabine *anticonvulsant
Keppra levetiracetam *anticonvulsant
Lamictal lamotrigine *anticonvulsant
Topamax topirmate *anticonvulsant
Trileptal oxcarbazepine *anticonvulsant
Depakote divalproex sodium *anticonvulsant
seizure brief, strong surge of electrical activity that affects part of the brain; can last from seconds to minutes; symptoms may include blank stare, confusion, erratic muscle movements, and loss of consciousness
Created by: DbaileyC



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