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Nursing Pharmacology Chapter 19: Drugs Used to Manage Seizure Disorders (Antiepileptics)

Seizure Types and Drug Classes

Drug-Drug Interactions


Drugs Used to Treat Grand Mal, Status Epilepticus, and Partial Seizures


Absence seizures

Tran, T.A., Seizures, In, Medicine for the Practicing Physician, (Hurst, J.W., editor-in-chief) Appleton and Lange, 1996, p. 1801.

[McNamara, J.O.,, Drugs Effective in the Therapy of the Epilepsies In, Goodman and Gillman's The Pharmacologial Basis of Therapeutics,(Hardman, J.G, Limbird, L.E, Molinoff, P.B., Ruddon, R.W, and Gilman, A.G.,eds) TheMcGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.,1996, pp.483.]


Ethosuximide (Zarontin)

Valproic acid (Depakene, Depakote)