Epilepsy Medications

The following information is designed to help people with epilepsy become more familiar with seizure medications. More detailed sources of information on side effects are included in the drug’s prescribing information sheet, or the Physician’s Desk Reference. Major brand names are included.

Report any change in physical or mental health in someone taking these medications to the doctor. Safety in pregnancy for any of these medications and should be discussed with the doctor.

Brivaracetam (Briviact)

Cannabidiol oral solution (Epidiolex)

Carbamazepine(Tegretol, Epitol)

Carbamazepine-XR (Carbatrol)

Clobazam (Onfi)

Clonazepam (Klonopin)

Diazepam (Valium)

Divalproex Sodium (Depakote)

Divalproex Sodium-ER (Depakote ER)

Eslicarbazepine Acetate(Aptiom)


Ezogabine (Potiga)- production discontinued


Gabapentin (Neurontin)

Lacosamide (Vimpat)


Levetiracetam (Keppra)

Levetiracetam XR (Keppra XR)

Lorazepam (Ativan)

Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal)

Perampanel (Fycompa)

Phenobarbital (Phenobarbital)

Phenytoin (Dilantin)

Pregabalin (Lyrica)

Primidone (Mysoline)

Rufinamide (Banzel)

Tiagabine Hydrochloride (Gabitril)

Topiramate (Topamax)

Topiramate XR (Qudexy XR)

Valproic Acid (Depakene)

Vigabatrin (Sabril)

Zonisamide (Zonegran)