anticonvulsant anticonvulsant

Definition(s):

  • (n) a drug used to treat or prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy)

Usage(s):

  1. Bipolar disorder was diagnosed, and now she takes an anticonvulsant drug to keep symptoms in check.
  2. Of 148 epileptic children who had been taking anticonvulsant preparations for at least four years, only 24% suffered new attacks after the end of drug use.
  3. Now, a year later, Monica is taking a four-drug cocktail that includes Tegretol, an anticonvulsant, and Abilify, an antipsychotic.

News

  • $11 Million Awarded in Topomax Birth Defect Case

    An $11 million verdict has been awarded to the parents of a child born with congenital defects due to an anticonvulsant drug his mother took during pregnancy.
    on November 28, 2013     Source: Law.com

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