Epilepsy medication, also called antiepileptic or anticonvulsant medication, is usually prescribed for those who suffer from epilepsy but can be prescribed for other conditions. The purpose of epilepsy medication is to reduce neuron activity in the brain. Too much neuron activity has been linked to the seizures that characterize epilepsy.
Dilantin, Depakote, Tegretol and Klonopin are all names of common seizure medications. These drugs have a sedative effect and can cause drowsiness, confusion, dizziness and apathy. They are also commonly used for people with mood or anxiety disorders.
Epilepsy medication tends to interact badly with other drugs so be sure to tell your doctor about other medications you may be taking.
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