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General Information on Specific Medication


The following information is designed to help people with epilepsy become more familiar with seizure medications. It is not for use by health or other professionals to identify drugs, nor is it a complete list.


The pictures shown are of brand name drugs. Their appearance differs from generic versions, and occasionally drug appearances change. The list of side effects provided is not exhaustive. For a complete list, consult your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. More detailed sources of information on side effects include the drug's prescribing information sheet, or the Physician's Desk Reference.

Report any change in physical or mental health in someone taking these medications to the doctor. Safety in pregnancy has not been established for any of these medications and should be discussed with the doctor.

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