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Felbamate may be prescribed to treat partial seizures in adults or seizures caused by Lennox-Gastaut syndrome in children. This medication is only approved for use in people with severe epilepsy who have not responded adequately to other medications. In clinical studies, people who took felbamate significantly reduced seizure frequency. Side effects may include insomnia, constipation, and headaches.
What Is Felbamate?Felbamate (Felbatol®) is a prescription medication used to treat epilepsy. Specifically, it is approved to treat the following conditions:
- Partial seizures in adults, either alone or with other seizure medications
- Lennox-Gastaut syndrome in children, in combination with other seizure medications.