What is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which there are seizures that happen repeatedly. Depending on what type of seizure the person is experiencing, symptoms can vary. Some seizures involve violent shaking while others involve loss of alertness.

Treatment for epilepsy includes medication, surgery, and lifestyle changes. Common drug classes used to treat epilepsy are anti-epileptics, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, potassium channel openers, and adrenocorticotropic hormones.

Savings Tips for Epilepsy

  • New Epilepsy Med Briviact In Pharmacies Soon

    March 31, 2016

    Briviact (brivaracetam) is a newly approved drug meant to be used along with other epilepsy treatments, for a specific type of seizure.

    What exactly does Briviact treat?

    Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain that causes reoccurring episodes of abnormal brain activity—often referred to as a seizure. Seizures can actually feel and look very different for each person, and fall into two major groups: partial and general. See More

  • GoodRx Top 10 Drug Guide: What Are the Most Expensive and Most Popular Drugs in the US

    January 28, 2016

    The new Goodrx Top 10 Lists are in, and this time we take a look back at the end of 2015. These are the most popular and most expensive drugs in the US, and they cover all kinds of conditions from common heart and pain meds to pricey treatments for cancer and genetic disorders.

    To start with—which drugs were filled the most in the last quarter of 2015?

  • Recall: Lyrica for Nerve Pain and Seizures

    January 22, 2016

    Manufacturer Pfizer has issued a voluntary recall of two strengths of Lyrica (pregabalin). Lyrica is a popular medication used to help relieve nerve pain, and in combination with other medications for some kinds of seizures.

    This is a class II recall, the most common type of recall, which means that there is a situation where use of the recalled medication may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences, but the likelihood of serious adverse effects is small. See More

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Popular Epilepsy Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Anti-epileptics 11 See Prices
Benzodiazepines 9 See Prices
Anti-epileptics 8 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Epilepsy Drug Classes

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