Anticonvulsants are a diverse group of pharmacological medicines that are used in the treatment of epileptic seizures. Such medicines are also increasingly being used in the treatment of bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. Many medicines of this group seem to act as mood stabilizers and for curing neuropathic pain.
Many anticonvulsants medicines are recommended as mood stabilizers in order to cure or prevent mood episodes in bipolar disorder. Initially, this group of medicines was prescribed alone by the doctors, but later on the combination of these with lithium or with an antipsychotic drug helps in the treatment of Mania.
How can Anticonvulsants work?
Anticonvulsants work by relaxing hyperactivity in the brain in multiple ways. This is one reason for the use of Anticonvulsants in treating epilepsy, migraines prevention, and treating other brain disorders.
In general, anticonvulsants alone are usually used in the treatment of a bipolar disorder, including:-
- carbamazepine (Tegretol)
- divalproex sodium, valproic acid, or valproate sodium ( Depakote, Depakene )
- lamotrigine (Lamictal)
Every type of anticonvulsant acts on the brain in different ways, therefore, the experience of every patient differs from one another. However, these drugs are at maximal effectiveness after taking them for several weeks.
During the treatment with anticonvulsant, the doctor may ask you to go for occasional blood tests in order to monitor your health. This may also be because some anticonvulsant causes damage to liver, kidney, or platelet composition. Usually, the medicine does not much side effect, but the most common ones are:-
- Weight gain
At Online Drug Pharmacy, we have a multiple ranges of anticonvulsant medicines that can help people deal with disorders. The medicines are also available in various strengths so that the patients can consume as per their severity.
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