Mysoline

Mysoline (primidone) is an old miscellaneous anticonvulsant about which we have no clue. Some people may be getting prescriptions for it because they are probably running out of horsies on the med-go-round, or it’s for tremors caused by other meds and they may as well get some mood stabilization effects instead of just getting a…

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Dilantin

Dilantin (phenytoin). I’d never thought that I’d see it, but it’s being studying as a mood stabilizer. This is not a first-line med. It’s not even a second-line med. This is for when you’re running out of options. It’s like that for epilepsy, too. When nothing else is working, Dilantin is a stand-by.

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Zonegan

Zonegran (zonisamide). The only person we know taking this drug is an eight-year old girl who is taking it for epilepsy. It’s been brutal on her cognitive functions and she’s not gaining weight as expected, but it works as far as the seizures are concerned.

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Depakene

US Brand Name: Depakene Other Brand Names: Convulex (UK, South Africa [but not the syrup!], Belgium, Taiwan), Depakin (Italy), Depakine (Taiwan), Epilim (Malaysia), Leptilan (Portugal), Orfiril (Germany), Valporal (Israel), Valprosid (Mexico)

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