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Phenytoin

Phenytoin- Pharmacology and popular brands

Phenobarbital, phenytoin, and valproate are widely used to treat Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizures. However, each of these drugs is associated with dose-related and idiosyncratic adverse effects, and monitoring of hematological and hepatic function is routinely not advised. Parameters Description Category of Drug Phenytoin is a Anticonvulsants/Antiepileptics Mechanism of Action Phenytoin promotes or decreases Na+ influx from membranes …

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Donepezil

Zonisamide- Drug Detail Profile

Category of Drug Zonisamide is a  Anticonvulsants/Antiepileptics drug Mechanism of Action   Indications Zonisamide is used for 1. Add-on in partial seizures2. Primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures3. Myoclonic epilepsy4. Absence seizures5. LGS6. Infantile spasms. Well KnownPharmaceutical Brands   Available dosage forms 1.  CAPSULES2. TABLETS Dose   Contraindications   Precautions  Pregnancy Adverse Effects 1. Drowsiness2.Anorexia3.Ataxia4.Fatigue5. Photosensitivity6.Cognitive effects- reversible psychic effects7. …

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Gabapentin

Vigabatrin- Drug Detail Profile

Category of Drug Vigabatrin is a  Anticonvulsants/Antiepileptics drug Mechanism of Action   Indications  Vigabatrin is used for1. Infantile spasms 2. Refractory partial seizureswith or without secondary generalization. Well KnownPharmaceutical Brands   Available dosage forms  CAPSULES Dose   Contraindications   Precautions  Pregnancy Adverse Effects  1. Psychosis2. Behavioural problems3. Hyperactivity4. confusion5. fatigue6. insomnia,7. ataxia8. drowsiness9. weight gain10. facial11. oedema12. …

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Levetiracetam

Levetiracetam- Drug Detail Profile

Category of Drug  Levetiracetam is a  Anticonvulsants/Antiepileptics Mechanism of Action   Indications   Levetiracetam is used for1. Good effect difficult-to-treat idiopathic focalepilepsies of childhood2. Including variations such as continuous spike and wave during sleep or Landau-Kleffner syndrome3. Photosensitivity and myoclonus- Generalisedepilepsy with photosensitivity4. Idiopathic epilepsy– control of GTCS and Myoclonic5. Treatment of postanoxic and post-encephalicmyoclonic epilepsy6. epileptic encephalopathies-LGS7. …

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin- Drug Detail Profile

Category of Drug Gabapentin is a  Anticonvulsants/Antiepileptics Mechanism of Action   Indications  Gabapentin is used for1. Add-on drug in resistant partial seizures with or without secondary generalization2. Rolandic epilepsy- preferred for safety reason, the first line in epilepsy patients with hepatic disease. Well KnownPharmaceutical Brands   Available dosage forms 1. TABLETS2. CAPSULES Dose   Contraindications  Pregnancy Precautions Adverse …

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Galantamine

Galantamine- Drug Detail Profile

Category of Drug Galantamine is an Anti-Alzheimer and Anti-Parkinsonism Drugs Mechanism of Action   Indications  Galantamine is used to treat the symptoms of mild to moderate1. Alzheimer’s disease2. Dementia syndrome Well KnownPharmaceutical Brands   Available dosage forms 1. TABLETS2. CAPSULES3. ORAL SOLUTION Dose   Contraindications  1. Hypersensitivity to galantamine 2. severe kidney and liver problems 3. Pregnancy …

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Benzathine Benzyl Penicillin

Benzathine Benzyl Penicillin- Drug Detail Profile

Category of Drug Benzathine Benzyl Penicillin is an Anti-Infective drug Mechanism of Action   Indications  Benzathine Benzyl Penicillin is used for1. Mild to moderate infections of the upperrespiratory tract due to susceptiblestreptococci2. Syphilis3. Prophylaxis of rheumatic fever. Well KnownPharmaceutical Brands   Available dosage forms  INJECTABLE SUSPENSION Dose   Contraindications 1. Hypersensitivity2. Neurosyphilis. Precautions  1. Hypersensitivity to cephalosporins …

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Ceftazidime

Ceftazidime- Drug Detail Profile

Category of Drug Ceftazidime is an Anti-Infective drug  Mechanism of Action   Indications 1. Ceftazidime is used forInfections are due to sensitive bacteria,especially those due to Pseudomonas spp. and including those resistant toaminoglycosides. Well KnownPharmaceutical Brands   Available dosage forms  INJECTION Dose   Contraindications 1. Cephalosporin hypersensitivity2.porphyria. Precautions 1. Penicillin sensitivity2. Renal impairment3. lactation 4. False-positive urinary …

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Memantine

Memantine- Drug Detail Profile

Category of Drug Memantine is an Anti-Alzheimer and Anti-Parkinsonism Drugs Mechanism of Action   Indications  Memantine is used forTreatment of moderate to severe dementiaof Alzheimer’s disease Well KnownPharmaceutical Brands   Available dosage forms  1. TABLETS 2. CAPSULES 3. ORAL SOLUTION Dose   Contraindications  Hypersensitivity to memantine. Precautions 1. Seizure2. The rise in urine pH results …

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Cefixime

Cefixime- Drug Detail Profile

Category of Drug Cefixime is an Anti-Infective drug Mechanism of Action   Indications Cefixime is used for1. Otitis media2. Respiratory tract infections3. Uncomplicated UTIs4. effective against infections caused byEnterobacteriaceae5. H.influenza species Well KnownPharmaceutical Brands   Available dosage forms  1. TABLETS2. CAPSULES3. SYRUP/SUSPENSION Dose   Contraindications  Hypersensitivity to cephalosporins. Precautions 1. History of allergy to penicillins2. Renal failure3. Patients …

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