Anticonvulsants for Pain

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What they are: Anticonvulsants are medications developed to treat seizures by depressing abnormal nerve activity in the brain.

Examples include: Tegretol (chemical name: carbamazepine), Neurontin (chemical name: gapapentin), Dilantin (chemical name: phenytoin), Klonopin (chemical name: clonazepam)

What they're used for: Anticonvulsants are used to treat burning and tingling pain from neuropathy.

How they're taken: Anticonvulsants are taken by mouth.

Possible side effects include:

Anticonvulsants are not right for everyone who experiences pain, so be sure to talk with your doctor about your unique situation, symptoms, and needs.


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