Archive for the ‘Epilepsy / Bipolar’ Category

Lithium Carbonate

Lithium Carbonate (Generic Eskalith)

Lithium Carbonate (Generic Eskalith) is in a class of medications called antimanic agents.

How does Lithium Carbonate (Generic Eskalith) work?

Lithium Carbonate (Generic Eskalith) works by decreasing abnormal activity in the brain.

What is the Benefit of Lithium Carbonate (Generic Eskalith) 300mg?

• Lithium Carbonate (Generic Eskalith) is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) and in people with bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods).

• Lithium Carbonate (Generic Eskalith) is also sometimes used to treat certain blood disorders, depression and schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking.

• Lithium Carbonate (Generic Eskalith) is also sometimes used to treat loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions.

• Lithium Carbonate (Generic Eskalith) is also sometimes used to treat disorders of impulse control (inability to resist the urge to perform a harmful action), and certain mental illnesses in children.

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Topiramate

Topiramate (Generic Topamax) 

• Topiramate (Generic Topamax) is in a class of medications called anticonvulsants.

How does Topiramate (Generic Topamax) work?

• Anticonvulsants like Topiramate (Generic Topamax) works by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain.

What is the Benefit of Topiramate (Generic Topamax) 50mg?

• Topiramate (Generic Topamax) is used alone or with other medications to treat certain types of seizures in people who have epilepsy.

• Topiramate (Generic Topamax) is also used with other medications to control seizures in people who have Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (a disorder that causes seizures and developmental delays).

• Topiramate (Generic Topamax) is also used for the management of alcohol dependence.

• Topiramate (Generic Topamax) is used to treat patients who continue to have seizures even when they take other anti-seizure medications. Topiramate is also used to prevent migraine headaches, but not to relieve the pain of migraine headaches when they occur.

• Topiramate (Generic Topamax) may also slow the growth of children and may decrease the final height that children reach.

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Risperidone

Risperidone (Generic Risperdal)

• Risperidone (Generic Risperdal) is in a class of medications called atypical antipsychotics.

• Risperidone (Generic Risperdal) is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of behaviour problems in older adults with dementia.

How does Risperidone (Generic Risperdal) work?

Risperidone (Generic Risperdal) works by changing the activity of certain natural substances in the brain.

What is the Benefit of Risperidone (Generic Risperdal) 1mg, 2mg, 3mg, 4mg?

• Risperidone (Generic Risperdal) is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions) in adults and teenagers 13 years of age and older.

• Risperidone (Generic Risperdal) is used to treat episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited, or irritated mood) or mixed episodes (symptoms of mania and depression that happen together) in adults and in teenagers and children 10 years of age and older with bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods).

• Risperidone (Generic Risperdal) is also used to treat behavior problems such as aggression, self-injury, and sudden mood changes in teenagers and children 5-16 years of age who have autism (a condition that causes repetitive behavior, difficulty interacting with others, and problems with communication).

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Lamotrigine Dispersable

Lamotrigine (Generic Lamictal)

• Lamotrigine (Generic Lamictal) is in a class of medications called anticonvulsants.

How does Lamotrigine (Generic Lamictal) work?

Lamotrigine (Generic Lamictal) works by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain.

What is the Benefit of Lamotrigine (Generic Lamictal) 50mg, 100mg and Lamotrigine Dispersible Tablet (Generic Lamictal) 50mg, 100mg?

• Lamotrigine (Generic Lamictal) is used as an anti-epileptic medication, also known as anticonvulsant in the treatment of seizures, treatment of bipolar disorder and postherpetic neuralgia.

• Lamotrigine (Generic Lamictal) has not been shown to be effective when people experience the actual episodes of depression or mania, so other medications must be used to help people recover from these episodes.

• Lamotrigine (Generic Lamictal) is used to treat epilepsy, treat seizures in patients who have epilepsy or Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (a disorder that causes seizures and often causes developmental delays).

• Lamotrigine (Generic Lamictal) is used to increase the time between episodes of depression, mania (frenzied or abnormally excited mood), and other abnormal moods in patients with bipolar I disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods).

Lamotrigine (Generic Lamictal) available at BM Pharmacy

• Lamotrigine Tablet (Generic Lamictal) which is to be swallowed as a whole tablet with water.

• Lamotrigine Dispersible Tablet DT (Generic Lamictal) which is to be taken under the tongue and move around inside of the mouth until it is dissolved which then you can swallow with or without any liquid.

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Carbamazepine

Carbamazepine (Generic Tegretol)

• Carbamazepine (Generic Tegretol) is one of the most commonly prescribed; popular and best selling anti convulsant, anti epileptic, anti depression and mood stabilizer medications.

How does Carbamazepine (Generic Tegretol) work?

Carbamazepine (Generic Tegretol) work by reducing abnormal excitement in the brain and prevents epileptic fits by preventing the excessive electrical activity in the brain and decreasing nerve impulses that cause seizures and pain.

What is the Benefit of Carbamazepine (Generic Tegretol) 200mg, 400mg, 400mg SR?

• Carbamazepine (Generic Tegretol) is used to treat seizures; to treat nerve pain; to treat facial nerve pain; to treat trigeminal neuralgia; to treat diabetic neuropathy; to treat bipolar disorder; to treat people with psychiatric illness as a mood stabilizer; to treat drug and alcohol withdrawal; to treat depression; to treat multiple mood swings (rapid cycling); to treat restless legs syndrome, to treat certain pain syndromes and to treat epilepsy.

Carbamazepine (Generic Tegretol) available at BM Pharmacy

• Carbamazepine (Generic Tegretol) tab which when taken does not stay in the blood stream to control epilepsy and control seizures for full 24 hours.

• Carbamazepine (Generic Tegretol) SR (Sustained-Release) which when taken will stay in the blood stream to control epilepsy and control seizures for full 24 hours.

• It is important that you know that Carbamazepine (Generic Tegretol) may take up to 4 weeks before your seizure symptoms improve. Keep using anticonvulsant and anti epilepsy Carbamazepine as directed and call your doctor promptly if it seems to stop working as well in preventing your seizures.

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