American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A drug that prevents or relieves convulsions.
- n. pharmacology An agent that prevents, stops, or lessens convulsions.
- adj. pharmacology Acting as an anticonvulsant.
- n. a drug used to treat or prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy)
“The bag contained Keppra, an anticonvulsant that sometimes alleviates headaches.”
“It was amazing how one simple thing, a headache, could cause a chain reaction in my life that eventually led to me sitting on my couch, watching anticonvulsant medication drip into my veins, while a strange woman did paperwork at my kitchen counter.”
“Vivus of Mountain View, CA is testing a combination of low doses of the active ingredients phentermine and topiramate (an anticonvulsant) under the name Qnexa.”
“Flumazenil must be used with caution in patients who have been on benzodiazepines for long-term sedation, anticonvulsant therapy, or in overdose cases where cyclic antidepressants or other seizurogenic drugs were ingested.”
“CBZ follows first-order, nonsaturable kinetics. 1,2 CBZ is metabolized in the liver to several metabolites, the primary metabolite being CBZ-10,11 epoxide (CBZ-E) .1,2 CBZ-E possesses anticonvulsant activity similar to the parent drug.”
“The inhibitory effect of the GABA/benzodiazepine complex on neuronal discharge produces sedation, anticonvulsant activity, anxiolysis and striated muscle relaxation. 6,7,8,9”
“These alternative anticonvulsant drugs AACDs include felbamate, gabapentin, levetiracetam, pregabalin, topiramate and zonisamide.”
“Because of the problems associated with traditional seizure medications, other types of human anticonvulsant drugs have been tested for use in veterinary medicine.”
“Although bromides are considered safer drugs than phenobarbital, they may not completely control seizures as a sole medication and are most commonly used in conjunction with other anticonvulsant drugs.”
“• Phenytoin, an anticonvulsant that has been used to treat epilepsy”
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