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Chapter-09 Anticonvulsants

BOOK TITLE: Drug Formulary

Author
1. George Mathew
2. Joseph Lincy
3. K Sujith
ISBN
9789352701896
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14188_10
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
14
Author Affiliations
1. Pushpagiri College of Pharmacy, Thiruvalla, Kerala, India
2. Pushpagiri College of Pharmacy, Thiruvalla, Kerala, India
3. Pushpagiri College of Pharmacy, Thiruvalla, Kerala, India
Chapter keywords
Anticonvulsants, pregabalin, carbamazepine, clobazam, clonazepam, diazepam, fosphenytoin, gabapentin, lamotrigine, levetiracetam

Abstract

The objective of this chapter is to introduce the anticonvulsants. Anticonvulsants are a diverse group of pharmacological agents used in the treatment of epileptic seizures. Anticonvulsants are also used in the treatment of bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder, and for the treatment of neuropathic pain. This chapter covers the pregabalin, carbamazepine, clobazam, clonazepam, diazepam, fosphenytoin, gabapentin, lamotrigine, levetiracetam, oxcarbazepine, phenobarbitone, phenytoin, sodium valproate, topiramate, vigabatrin, zonisamide, and divalproex sodium along with their indication, dose, contraindication, precaution, adverse effect, and drug interaction.

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