What Are the Epilepsy Drugs to Treat Seizures?

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Epilepsy drugs

For 70% of patients with epilepsy, drugs can control seizures. However, they can't cure epilepsy, and most people will need to continue taking medications. Some of the most common brand-name drugs currently used to treat epilepsy include:
  • Brivaracetam (Briviact)
  • Carbamazepine (Carbatrol or Tegretol)
  • Diazepam (Valium ), lorazepam (Ativan) and similar tranquilizers such as clonazepam ( Klonopin )
  • Eslicarbazepine (Aptiom)
  • Ethosuximide (Zarontin)
  • Felbamate (Felbatol)
  • Lacosamide (VIMPAT)
  • Lamotrigine (Lamictal)
  • Levetiracetam (Keppra)
  • Oxcarbazepine (Oxtellar XR, Trileptal )
  • Perampanel (Fycompa)
  • Phenobarbitol
  • Phenytoin (Dilantin)
  • Pregabalin (Lyrica)
  • Tiagabine (Gabitril)
  • Topiramate (Topamax)
  • Valproate, valproic acid (Depakene, Depakote)
  • Zonisamide (Zonegran )
It may take several months before the best drug and dosage are determined for you. During this adjustment period, you will be carefully monitored through frequent blood tests to measure your response to the medication.   Keywords: epilepsy drug treatment; epilepsy drugs; drugs epilepsy.    
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