Which medications in the drug class Anticonvulsants, Other are used in the treatment of Excoriation Disorder?

Updated: Jul 10, 2018
  • Author: Roxanne Graham, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Anticonvulsants, Other

Antiepileptic agents decrease impulsiveness.

Topiramate (Topamax, Topiragen)

Topiramate is a sulfamate-substituted monosaccharide with a broad spectrum of antiepileptic activity that may have state-dependent sodium channel blocking action. It potentiates the inhibitory activity of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and may block glutamate activity.

Monitoring of plasma concentrations is not necessary for optimizing therapy. On occasion, addition of topiramate to phenytoin may necessitate adjustment of the phenytoin dosage to achieve optimal clinical outcome.


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