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How effective is Phenytoin (Dilantin) for treating epilepsy?

How effective is Phenytoin (Dilantin) for treating epilepsy?

Can be effective: Phenytoin is one of the oldest patent medicines used to treat epilepsy. It has been an effective treatment. Due to its sedating effect and other side effects, newer agents have replaced it as a first line treatment. It continues to be an effective alternative treatment. ...Read more

Dilantin (Definition)

Dilantin (generic name phenytoin) is a drug that has been used to treat seizure disorders since 1938. It is a sodium channel blocker that is effective in treatment of epilepsy but it has significant side effects. Because of that many newer drugs have been developed ...Read more


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How effective is Levetiracetam (Keppra)for treating epilepsy?

How effective is Levetiracetam (Keppra)for treating epilepsy?

Effective: Lepta is one of the newer generation of anti seizure medications. It can be very effective and is often thought of as a first line treatment. ...Read more

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How effective is Gabapentin (Neurontin) for treating epilepsy?

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How effective is Gabapentin (Neurontin) for treating epilepsy?

Neurontin (gabapentin): It is approved for Focal seizures, Partial seizures, & mixed seizures. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Dilantin overdose?

What is the treatment for Dilantin overdose?

Dilantin overdoserx: Treatment of overdose of Dilantin depends on the level in blood and when was the last dose taken iv fluids ng tube to wash out somach(gastric lavage) activated charcoal breathing tube(intubation if needed) mild overdose only needs supportive care and wait moderate dose with proper care recover within 48to72 hours severe overdose more aggressive rx if pt in coma &abnormal vital signs, may take3-5da. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for topamax (topiramate) overdose?

What is the treatment for topamax (topiramate) overdose?

Variable: If the overdose was recent, a healthcare provider may give certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach." treatment also involves supportive care. This type of care consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive treatment options may include: •fluids •dialysis •medications to prevent seizures. ...Read more

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Treatment for comlex partial seizures?

May be difficult: Do you or someone close to you possess epilepsy? Several meds available, and consider, depakote, lamictal, keppra, vimpat, (lacosamide) potiga, maybe lyrica, topirimate. If 3 meds fail, might try vns unit, or surgery if a focus of seizure activity. See an epilepsy expert. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for weaning off anti epileptic drugs, specifically keppra (levetiracetam)?

What is the procedure for weaning off anti epileptic drugs, specifically keppra (levetiracetam)?

With Your Doctor: Weaning off of Keppra (levetiracetam) will depend on the dosage and length of time on the medication. It would be tapered down, much the same as it is generally started. Because of complications, it should only be done under your doctor's supervision. It is not something to try on your own at home. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for inderal (propranolol) overdose?

What is the treatment for inderal (propranolol) overdose?

Paramedics may not t: Innderal overdose should be treated in the hospital. The paramedics may try to stabilize the patient if BP is low or if heart rate is low by giving fluids and atropine. Monitor with telemetry. Antidote is glucagon. As soon as the patient comes to er administration of activated charcoal is necessary if patient is alert and awake. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for xanex withdrawal seizures?

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What is the treatment for xanex withdrawal seizures?

Rx Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal: Better not tell you how to. See a good doctor as soon as you can. Do not try to self resolve your problem. ...Read more

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How effective is Valproic acid (Depakene) for treating epilepsy?

How effective is Valproic acid (Depakene) for treating epilepsy?

Very effective: Valproic Acid is a standard antiseizure medication, particularly used for primary generalized seizures and certain seizure syndromes. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tegretol overdose?

What is the treatment for tegretol overdose?

Tegretol OD: For overdose multiple doses of activated charcoal might be needed. Benzodiazapines may be used for seizures. Intubation may be necessary. Hypotension is treated with intravenous fluids. ...Read more

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What is treatment for epilepsy?

What is treatment for epilepsy?

Multiple: Anti-seizure meds a primary mainstay- single drug, or drug combinations. Surgery to remove seizure focus when meds fail. Others: vagus nerve stimulator, special diet, intracranial electrical stimulator. Avoidance of sleep deprivation, alcohol, recreational drugs, excessive stress. ...Read more

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Have you any treatment for epilepsy to permanent remove epilepsy? I m n epileptic patient my dose is epival clonatril topiro .continued

Curing is difficult: But controlling epilepsy nowadays is much easier and more likely than it was several years ago. We have many different agents and medications that are very good. You need to find a good neurologist or Apple apologist to help you. ...Read more

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What treatment is recommended for rolandic epilepsy?

What treatment is recommended for rolandic epilepsy?

Sometimes nothing!: Rolandic epilepsy is a form of epilepsy that often afflicts children, but it is considered a "benign" form of epilepsy. Most of the time it begins in children who are between 6 and 8, and it goes away by itself by around age 14. Because of the benign nature, often times no treatment is recommended. If the seizures are causing problem for the child, various seizure medicines can be helpful. ...Read more

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How effective is lamotrigine for epilepsy?

How effective is lamotrigine for epilepsy?

Widely used and a : Favourite for most epileptologists. Seems very useful in both generalized and focal complex partial seizures, with few bad side effects, if rash does not occur in the first few weeks, prompting discontinuation. There is a once daily form, allowing convenience. Is the drug I use most for my seizure pts. ...Read more

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Treament fir trimenural neuralga?

Treament fir trimenural neuralga?

?trigeminal?: That refers to severe painful attacks over the face due to irritation of the trigeminal nerve, which could occur from compression, ms, etc. Most doctors would try Gabapentin or Lyrica (pregabalin) these days, but baclofen, carbamazepine, and even Trileptal have been useful. Surgical decompression with muscle pledgets, and catheter balloon decompressions have been also successful if medication fails. ...Read more