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Tonic-Clonic Epilepsy


Is a Disease or Syndrome.

"A generalized seizure disorder characterized by recurrent major motor seizures. The initial brief tonic phase is marked by trunk flexion followed by diffuse extension of the trunk and extremities. The clonic phase features rhythmic flexor contractions of the trunk and limbs, pupillary dilation, elevations of blood pressure and pulse, urinary incontinence, and tongue biting. This is followed by a profound state of depressed consciousness (post-ictal state) which gradually improves over minutes to hours. The disorder may be cryptogenic, familial, or symptomatic (caused by an identified disease process). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p329)"

Related Topics

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Related Medication
The following information has been extracted from US Food and Drug Administration databases. It shows drugs which may be used to treat this condition, and those drugs whose use may be dangerous with this condition. This is informational only. You must consult a physician for your particular case. You may click on a listed drug for further information.

The following medications may be indicated for this condition

Carbamazepine
Dilantin-125
Mesantoin
Mysoline
PEGANONE
PRIMIDONE
Phenytoin
Phenytoin
Phenytoin
Phenytoin Sodium
Phenytoin Sodium
Phenytoin Sodium
Primidone
Primidone
Primidone
Primidone

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