Which medications in the drug class Anticonvulsants are used in the treatment of Astrocytoma?

Updated: Dec 21, 2018
  • Author: Benjamin C Kennedy, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert H Engelhard, III, MD, PhD, FACS, FAANS  more...
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Anticonvulsants

These agents prevent seizure recurrence and terminate clinical and electrical seizure activity.

Levetiracetam (Keppra)

Used as adjunct therapy for partial seizures and myoclonic seizures. Also indicated for primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Mechanism of action is unknown.

Phenytoin (Dilantin)

Effective in partial and generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Blocks sodium channel and prevents repetitive firing of action potentials.

Carbamazepine (Tegretol)

Similar to phenytoin. Effective in partial and generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Blocks sodium channel and prevents repetitive firing of action potentials.


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