Posts Tagged ‘Seizure Medicines’

April 18, 2012 · by James White, MD · Education, Epilepsy News, Featured Topics, Misc Topics, Patient Information

INTRODUCTION Two new antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) have had recent FDA approval. The first medication to be discussed is clobazam (band name = Onfi). This drug is currently available. The second AED is ezogabine (brand name = Potiga). Ezogabine is not yet available in pharmacies, but should be available soon. The purpose of this article is…

July 13, 2011 · by James White, MD · Education, Featured Topics, Patient Information, Seizure Types, Treatment

ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The brand vs generic antiepileptic drug (AED) controversy remains a hot debate in the epilepsy community. Generic AEDs are often much less expensive for patients compared to brand AEDs.  However, brand AEDs may provide more reliable seizure medication levels which could potentially reduce side effects and improve seizure control. We recommend that decisions…