Epilepsy needs special medications… which ones?


Epilepsy is a brain disorder that cause’s sudden burst of nerve activity. This activity is a seizure. This seizure is characterized by uncontrollable muscle activity in parts of the body, or in all of the body. Seizures may be mild or severe. If the seizure is mild the most a person may feel is faint or dizziness. If the seizure is severe the person may fall, shake, and lose awareness of what’s happening. Treatment of Epilepsy is aimed at preventing seizures by the use of special medications such as what? Please provide the special medications that prevent seizures. And how much doseage is needed of each medication. Also add your resorces. Best answer gets 10 points!

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  • belgarbe March 29, 2009, 7:12 pm

    Hi. I am a 29 year old female with epilepsy. I have been on Tegretol since I was 16 years old after trying a few other meds. At first I was on 100mg twice a day, but with these meds, your body kinda gets used to it and you need to increase it slightly to compensate for that.
    I am now on 200mg 3 times a day and that is still working fine for me.
    The “science” name for the drug is Carbamazepine….Tegretol is just the brand name.
    There are other drugs that are used to prevent seizures as well, so hopefully other people will come on and tell you what they are on and in what dosages.

    Hope that has helped a little bit, or given you a starting point to research the answer. Google “tegretol” and it will tell you more about the drug