"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Aptiom (eslicarbazepine acetate) as an add-on medication to treat seizures associated with epilepsy.
Epilepsy is a brain disorder caused by abnormal or excessive activity in the brain"...
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MEPHOBARBITAL - ORAL
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Mebaral
USES: This medication is used to relieve anxiety and tension. Mephobarbital is also used to control seizures (tonic-clonic and absence types). Controlling and reducing seizures lets you do more of your normal daily activities, reduces your risk of harm when you loose consciousness, and lessens your risk for a possibly life-threatening condition of frequent, repeated seizures. Mephobarbital belongs to a class of drugs known as barbiturates. It works by restoring the balance of certain natural substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain to produce a calming effect.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor. Dosage is based on your medical condition, response to therapy, and use of other medications to treat seizures.
Take this medication regularly at evenly spaced intervals in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same time(s) each day to keep the amount of medicine in your body at a constant level.
This medication may cause withdrawal reactions, especially if it has been used regularly for a long time or in high doses. In such cases, withdrawal symptoms (such as anxiety, shaking, trouble sleeping, weakness, dizziness, lightheadedness, confusion, uncontrolled excitement, and seizures) may occur if you suddenly stop using this medication. To prevent withdrawal reactions, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details, and report any withdrawal reactions immediately.
Though it is very unlikely to occur, this medication can also result in abnormal drug-seeking behavior (addiction/habit-forming). Do not increase your dose, take it more frequently or use it for a longer period of time than prescribed. Properly stop the medication when so directed. This will lessen the chances of becoming addicted.
When used for an extended period, this medication may not work as well and may require different dosing. Talk with your doctor if this medication stops working well.
Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve or worsens.
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