Anti-Epileptics for Non-Epileptic Indications

Kunder, Sushil Kiran and Shivaprakash, G and Avinash, A and Pathak, Anurag and Patil, Navin and Kameshwor, Yadav and Sori, Ravi K (2016) Anti-Epileptics for Non-Epileptic Indications. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 7 (1). pp. 1302-1309. ISSN 0975-8585

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Antiepileptics are wonder drugs.They act through diverse mechanisms and affect multiple systems. Over a period of time they were tried over numerous conditions with significant impact. They have shown to be equally effective for both CNS and non-CNS conditions. Carbamazepine has been used in trigeminal, glossopharyngeal neuralgia and bipolar disorder. Valproate has worked marvelously in bipolar disorder and mania. Gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) analogs have been successful in countering the tricky neuropathic pain. Topiramate has shown significant anti-craving property in alcohol and smoking addiction. Lamotrigine in bipolar disorder, primidone in essential tremors, phenytoin as an antiarrhythmic, the list is never ending. Here is a review article of anti-epileptics in various conditions other than epilepsy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Neuropathic pain; fibromyalgia; migraine; bipolar disorder; obesity.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pharmacology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 08:56
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 08:56

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