Seizure Medications


Pharmaceutical Name

Trade Name

Seizure Type

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carbamazepine Tegretol, Carbitrol partial, GTC, mixed
clobazam Frisium tonic-clonic,complex partial,  myoclonic
clonazepam Klonopin, Rivotril LGS, akinetic, myoclonic, absence
diazepam Valium, Diastat, T-Quil clusters, status epilepticus
ethosuximide Zarontin, Emeside absence

felbamate Felbatol partial, general, LGS
gabapentin Neurontin partial, tonic-clonic

lamotrigine Lamictal partial
levetiracetam Keppra partial
lorazepam Ativan status epilepticus
nitrazepam Mogadon myoclonic, IS

oxcarbazepine Trileptal partial

phenobarbital(related to phenytoin and primidone) neonatal, GTC, status epilepticus also phenytoin)
phenytoin(related to phenobarbital) Dilantin, Epanutin GTC, complex partial

primidone(related to phenobarbital) Mysoline GTC, psychomot-or, focal
tiagabine Gabatril partial
topiramate Topamax partial, IS?, generalized, LGS

valproic acid (sodium valproate) Depakote, Depakene, Depacon,Valproate, Epival, Epilim, Convulex absence, GTC, partial, LGS, IS
vigabatrin Sabril IS, partial, GTC

zonisamide Zonegran, Excegran partial


GTC – generalized tonic-clonic (grand mal)
IS – infantile spasms
LGS – Lennox-Gastaut syndrome

Note 1. Not all the medications listed may be available in your country.
Note 2. Tradenames may differ from country to country.