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Medications

For the treatment of seizures, the FDA currently approves several different types of antiepileptic drugs. At Cleveland Clinic, we individualize the treatment plan for your child based on the type of seizure experienced. Our goal is to achieve the best possible seizure control without adverse side effects from the medication. For most children, it is possible to stop the seizures altogether with standard medications.

Children who do not respond to traditional antiepileptic drugs may be entered into clinical trials of approved or investigational medications. The Clinic's active role in national clinical trials ensures that our patients receive the latest medication for epilepsy.

  • Benzodiazepines
  • Diazepam (Diastat, Diazepam Intensol, Valium)
  • Lorazepam (Ativan, Lorzepam Intensol)
  • Clorazepate (Tranxene)
  • Clonazepam (Klonopin)
  • Carbamazepine (Tegretol/Tegretol XR/Carbitrol)
  • Felbamate (Felbatol)
  • Gabapentin (Neurontin)
  • Lamotrigine (Lamictal)
  • Levetiracetam (Keppra)
  • Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal)
  • Phenobarbital
  • Phenytoin (Dilantin, Phenytek)
  • Primidone (Mysoline)
  • Tiagabine (Gabitril)
  • Topiramate (Topamax)
  • Valproic acid (Depakene, Depakote)
  • Zonisamide (Zonegran)

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