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  • 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

  • Medicine of the Future? 3D-Printed Pills Are Here

    August 07, 2015

    This week the FDA approved the very first 3D-printed medication. 3D printing has taken the world by storm, and the pharmaceutical industry is getting in on this innovative technology.

    Aprecia Pharmaceuticals has taken seizure medications to the next level with Spirtam. The active ingredient of Spirtam, known as levetiracetam, is available as a generic and also currently used in other popular seizure meds including Keppra, Keppra XR, and Elepsia XR (approved March 2015). See More

  • Recall: Generic Neurontin (Gabapentin)

    December 01, 2014

    Aurobindo, one manufacturer of generic gabapentin, has issued a voluntary recall of one lot of gabpentin capsules. Gabapentin (brand name Neurontin) is most commonly used to treat nerve pain, especially in diabetic patients with neuropathy, and seizure disorders.

    This is a Class I recall, which means there is a reasonable probability that the use of or exposure to a violative product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death. See More

  • Qudexy XR: Another New Extended-Release Topiramate

    March 27, 2014

    Qudexy XR is indicated for initial or adjunctive therapy (treatment alone or with other medications or treatment options) in certain patients with partial-onset seizures, primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures, or seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. It was approved by the FDA on March 11, 2014.

    When will Qudexy XR be available to patients?

    According to the manufacturer, Upsher-Smith, Qudexy XR will be available in the second quarter of 2014. See More

  • 10 Things You Don’t Know About Topamax (Topiramate)

    January 14, 2014

    1.  Topamax (topiramate) works for the prevention of migraine and for seizures. What is awesome is the exact mechanism of its effects are unknown. So we don’t really know why it works to prevent migraines. We do know that topiramate may block the spread of seizures rather than raise the seizure threshold like other anti-seizure medications.

    2.  Topamax is available as generic topiramate now, making it a ton cheaper than it was a couple years ago. See More

  • Topamax in Tails and a Top-Hat? New Long-Acting Trokendi XR Hits the Shelves

    September 24, 2013

    Topamax (topiramate) is used for the treatment of epilepsy, migraine headaches and weight loss (as half of the new weight loss drug Qsymia). Now, there is a new long-acting Topamax called Trokendi XR.

    What’s the scoop with this new Topamax that’s hitting the shelves and is it any better than topiramate?

      •  Trokendi XR is now available to patients in the United States. Trokendi XR is a once-daily extended release formulation of topiramate (Topamax) used for the treatment of epilepsy. See More

  • Phenobarbital Availability

    August 15, 2013

    Selected strengths of phenobarbital are currently experiencing availability issues in pharmacies. The availability issues are related to manufacturing discontinuations, and the affected strengths are not available through distributors. Here is what you need to know:

    What is phenobarbital?
    Phenobarbital, part of the barbiturates class, is used in the treatment of seizures and as a sedative. Phenobarbital has been used for many years, but its popularity has decreased substantially due to adverse effects, drug interactions, and the potential for addiction. See More

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