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What Is Ezogabine Used For?

How Does It Work?

Seizures are the result of brief changes in how the brain's electrical system works. It is not known exactly how ezogabine works for treating seizures. Studies suggest that it may work by affecting potassium channels in the brain (helping them to stay in the "open" position), preventing the abnormal activity from "firing" and spreading to other parts of the brain. This action helps to control seizures.

Can Children or Teens Use This Medication?

Ezogabine is approved for use in people 18 years old and older. It is not approved for younger adolescents and children, as it has not been adequately studied in these age groups. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using ezogabine in children.

Are There Off-Label Uses?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medicine for something other than the treatment of partial-onset seizures. This is called an "off-label" use. Using ezogabine for treating other types of seizures or using it alone, without combining it with other seizure medications, would be considered off-label uses.
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