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.