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Types of Encephalitis - Zonisamide Drug Information

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  • Types of Encephalitis
    This segment of the eMedTV Web site lists the different types of encephalitis, explaining how they are contracted and how they differ from one another. Also included in this article is a link to more detailed information.
  • Types of Hydrocephalus
    The types of hydrocephalus include congenital, acquired, and communicating. This eMedTV resource discusses these and other types of hydrocephalus, including information on how they are caused and how they differ from each other.
  • Types of Seizures
    This eMedTV resource explains how most types of seizures fall into two major categories -- focal seizures and generalized seizures. This article also stresses the importance of knowing what the different kinds of seizures look like.
  • Types of Spina Bifida
    The three main types of spina bifida are spina bifida occulta, meningocele, and myelomeningocele. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at each of these types, including their characteristic symptoms.
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulator
    A vagus nerve stimulator is a surgically implanted device that can be used to treat epilepsy and depression. This eMedTV Web segment discusses this device in detail, including its side effects, success rate, and more.
  • Vigabatrin
    Adults and children with certain types of seizures may benefit from using vigabatrin. This selection from the eMedTV library gives an overview of this drug, explaining when a healthcare provider may prescribe it, how it controls seizures, and more.
  • Vigabatrin Dosage
    This eMedTV page describes how your doctor will determine an appropriate vigabatrin dosage. This page also offers suggestions on when and how to take this medication, and explains why you should not stop taking it without your doctor's supervision.
  • Vigabatrin Drug Information
    Adults who have complex partial seizures or children with infantile spasms may benefit from vigabatrin. This eMedTV resource presents more information on vigabatrin, including how this drug can cause permanent vision loss.
  • Vigabatrin Side Effects
    As this eMedTV segment explains, vigabatrin side effects may include fatigue, dizziness, and irritability. This article explains how to identify potentially serious side effects, especially vision problems, which need medical treatment right away.
  • Viral Encephalitis
    West Nile virus is a form of viral encephalitis, a group of illnesses that cause brain swelling. This eMedTV selection covers encephalitis that is caused by a virus, including information on how to prevent it and how to recognize its symptoms.
  • Western Equine Encephalitis
    Western equine encephalitis is a disease that can affect the central nervous system. As this eMedTV article explains, it is spread by mosquitoes. This resource describes the condition in detail, including information on symptoms, treatment, and more.
  • What Is Acoustic Neuroma?
    An acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor that affects the nerves associated with balance and hearing. This eMedTV takes a closer look at what an acoustic neuroma is, including how it can lead to partial hearing loss or balance problems.
  • What Is Apomorphine Used For?
    Apomorphine uses include treating "off episodes" of Parkinson's disease. This selection from the eMedTV Web library explains how apomorphine can help to relieve periods of stiffness and movement problems that are associated with Parkinson's disease.
  • What Is Benztropine Used For?
    Common benztropine uses include treating Parkinson's disease and certain movement disorders. This page from the eMedTV Web site further explains what benztropine is used for, including information on how it works and possible off-label uses.
  • What Is Biperiden Used For?
    Treating Parkinson's disease and movement disorders caused by other drugs are among approved biperiden uses. This eMedTV page further discusses what biperiden is used for, including possible off-label uses and whether it is safe for use in children.
  • What Is Carbidopa-Levodopa Used For?
    This eMedTV page explains that carbidopa-levodopa is used for treating Parkinson's disease and conditions that cause Parkinson-like symptoms. This page further discusses these and other carbidopa-levodopa uses, including possible off-label uses.
  • What Is Carbidopa-Levodopa-Entacapone Used For?
    Carbidopa-levodopa-entacapone is used for treating Parkinson's disease. This article found in the eMedTV archives explains what the medication is specifically used for and briefly explores carbidopa-levodopa-entacapone uses in children.
  • What Is Carmustine Used For?
    As explained in this eMedTV article, carmustine can help treat certain types of tumors and cancers by preventing cancer cells from growing and multiplying. This page examines specific uses of carmustine, including some off-label reasons to use this drug.
  • What Is Clobazam Used For?
    People who have seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome may benefit from clobazam. This eMedTV article looks at the reasons for using clobazam, including details on unapproved uses and whether this drug is safe for children.
  • What Is Dantrolene Used For?
    If you have muscle spasticity or an upcoming surgery, your doctor may recommend that you use dantrolene. This eMedTV segment contains details on specific reasons this muscle relaxant is prescribed and describes how it works in adults and children.
  • What Is Diazepam Rectal Gel Used For?
    As this eMedTV page explains, diazepam rectal gel is used for controlling seizures in adults and children who have episodes of increased seizure activity. This page also discusses diazepam rectal gel uses in children as young as two years old.
  • What Is Dimethyl Fumarate Used For?
    Adults with certain types of multiple sclerosis may benefit from dimethyl fumarate. This eMedTV page takes a look at how using dimethyl fumarate can help treat relapses of multiple sclerosis symptoms. More details on using this drug area also included.
  • What Is Divalproex ER Used For?
    Divalproex ER is used for preventing migraine headaches and treating epilepsy and mania. This eMedTV page describes how the drug works for these conditions, explains whether it can be used in children, and lists common "off-label" divalproex ER uses.
  • What Is Eletriptan Used For?
    What is eletriptan used for? Eletriptan is used to treat migraine headaches once they start. This eMedTV resource explains how eletriptan works to relieve migraine symptoms, such as a throbbing headache pain, sensitivity to light, or vision changes.
  • What Is Entacapone Used For?
    Entacapone is used for treating Parkinson's disease. This article from the eMedTV archives describes how the drug works to improve the effectiveness of levodopa and explains whether there are any entacapone uses approved for children.
  • What Is Ethosuximide Used For?
    Adults and children who have simple or complex absence seizures may be prescribed ethosuximide. This eMedTV segment discusses these ethosuximide uses in more detail. There are no universally accepted off-label ethosuximide uses at this time.
  • What Is Ethotoin Used For?
    People with certain types of seizures may benefit from using ethotoin. This page of the eMedTV site presents a detailed look at when a healthcare provider may prescribe ethotoin and explains how the drug works to control seizures in adults and children.
  • What Is Extended-Release Lamotrigine Used For?
    As this eMedTV segment explains, extended-release lamotrigine is used to treat seizures. This article offers more detailed information on what this drug is used for, explaining how it works and listing some of its off-label uses.
  • What Is Ezogabine Used For?
    Adults with partial-onset seizures may benefit from ezogabine. This selection from the eMedTV Web library takes a closer look at what ezogabine is used for, including possible unapproved uses. An explanation of how this drug works is also included.
  • What Is Felbamate Used For?
    Felbamate is specifically used for treating partial seizures and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. This eMedTV Web resource explains how this epilepsy medication works and discusses how it can help control seizures in adults and children.
  • What Is Fingolimod Used For?
    This eMedTV Web resource talks about using fingolimod to treat multiple sclerosis (MS). This article also describes how this medicine works, discusses multiple sclerosis in more detail, and explains whether this drug is safe for use in children.
  • What Is Glatiramer Used For?
    Glatiramer is used for treating relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis in people over the age of 18. This eMedTV Web page covers glatiramer uses in more detail and explains whether the medicine is ever used off-label for other purposes.
  • What Is Interferon Beta-1a Used For?
    Interferon beta-1a is used for treating relapsing multiple sclerosis. This eMedTV Web page describes how the drug works for multiple sclerosis, explains whether it is approved for children, and covers possible off-label interferon beta-1a uses.
  • What Is Interferon Beta-1b Used For?
    Interferon beta-1b is used for treating multiple sclerosis in adults with relapsing forms of the disease. This eMedTV segment discusses interferon beta-1b uses in more detail, including possible off-label uses for the medication.
  • What Is Lacosamide Used For?
    Lacosamide is approved for use in combination with other medications to treat partial seizures. This eMedTV article covers the uses of lacosamide in more detail, including information on off-label uses and detail on how this medication is thought to work.
  • What Is Levetiracetam Used For?
    Levetiracetam uses include treating myoclonic, partial, and generalized tonic-clonic seizures. This part of the eMedTV archives covers levetiracetam uses in more detail, including information on off-label uses and when the drug can be used in children.
  • What Is Levetiracetam XR Used For?
    Levetiracetam XR is used for treating epileptic seizures in adults and adolescents ages 16 and older. This eMedTV article explains how this medication works for partial seizures and also lists possible off-label uses of the medication.
  • What Is Naratriptan Used For?
    What is naratriptan used for? Naratriptan is used to treat migraine headaches once they start. This eMedTV page explains how naratriptan works to return the blood vessels in the head to their normal state and also covers an off-label use of the drug.
  • What Is Orally Disintegrating Carbidopa-Levodopa Used For?
    This eMedTV resource explains that, in general, orally disintegrating carbidopa-levodopa is used for treating Parkinson's disease and Parkinson-like symptoms that are caused by other factors. This medication can also be used off-label to treat RLS.
  • What Is Orally Disintegrating Selegiline Used For?
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, orally disintegrating selegiline is primarily used for treating Parkinson's disease. This medication can also be used off-label to treat several health conditions, including depression, ADHD, and Alzheimer's disease.
  • What Is Oxcarbazepine Extended-Release Used For?
    Adults and children who have certain types of seizures may benefit from oxcarbazepine extended-release. This eMedTV page takes a look at how using oxcarbazepine extended-release can help treat partial seizures. A list of off-label uses is also provided.
  • What Is Oxcarbazepine Used For?
    What is oxcarbazepine used for? As this eMedTV page explains, oxcarbazepine is used to treat partial seizures in people with epilepsy. This article also discusses oxcarbazepine uses in children, as well as possible off-label oxcarbazepine uses.
  • What Is Perampanel Used For?
    Adults and adolescents with partial-onset seizures may receive treatment with a drug called perampanel. This eMedTV segment explores specific uses for perampanel and explains how it works to help reduce the frequency of seizures in certain people.
  • What Is Phenytoin Used For?
    Phenytoin is used for treating certain types of seizures in adults and children with epilepsy. This part of the eMedTV library lists the types of epileptic seizures that can be treated with the drug and discusses possible off-label phenytoin uses.
  • What Is Rasagiline Used For?
    Rasagiline is used for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. This segment from the eMedTV archives explores rasagiline uses in more detail and explains how the medication works to relieve the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
  • What Is Rizatriptan Used For?
    What is rizatriptan used for? Rizatriptan is used to treat migraine headaches once they start. This eMedTV resource explains how rizatriptan works to relieve migraine symptoms, such as throbbing headache pain, sensitivity to light, or vision changes.
  • What Is Rufinamide Used For?
    Rufinamide is used mainly for the treatment of seizures due to Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. This eMedTV Web article offers a detailed discussion on what this medication is used for, including information on off-label uses and its uses in children.
  • What Is Sumatriptan Transdermal Used For?
    As this eMedTV article explains, sumatriptan transdermal is used for treating migraine headaches in adults. This resource describes how this prescription skin patch works to return blood vessels to their normal state and describes possible off-label uses.
  • What Is Sumatriptan Used For?
    What is sumatriptan used for? Sumatriptan is used to treat certain types of headaches, such as migraines. This eMedTV resource explains how sumatriptan works to relieve headaches symptoms, such as throbbing pain, sensitivity to light, or vision changes.
  • What Is Teriflunomide Used For?
    A doctor may prescribe teriflunomide to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis in adults. This eMedTV resource further explores what teriflunomide is used for and explains whether this drug is approved for use in older adults and children.
  • What Is Tiagabine Used For?
    Tiagabine is approved to treat partial seizures. This selection from the eMedTV Web site gives a detailed overview of Tiagabine uses, including "off-label" uses of the drug, such as the treatment of migraines, anxiety, and nerve pain.
  • What Is Tolcapone Used For?
    Tolcapone is used for treating Parkinson's disease in adults. This eMedTV page further discusses tolcapone uses, including information on why this drug is only effective at treating Parkinson's disease when used with carbidopa-levodopa products.
  • What Is Trihexyphenidyl Used For?
    As this eMedTV article explains, trihexyphenidyl is used for treating extrapyramidal symptoms caused by antipsychotic drugs; it is also used to treat parkinsonism. This segment further explores these and other trihexyphenidyl uses.
  • What Is Vigabatrin Used For?
    Adults and children with certain types of seizures may benefit from using vigabatrin. This selection from the eMedTV library presents a detailed look at when a doctor may prescribe vigabatrin and explains how the drug works to control seizures.
  • What Is Zolmitriptan Used For?
    What is zolmitriptan used for? Zolmitriptan is used to treat adults who suffer from migraine headaches. This eMedTV page explains how zolmitriptan works to relieve migraine symptoms, such as throbbing headache pain and sensitivity to light.
  • What Is Zonisamide Used For?
    The main use of zonisamide is for controlling partial seizures in those with epilepsy. This eMedTV article provides detailed information on what the drug is used for, including what you need to know about "off-label" zonisamide uses.
  • Zolmitriptan
    Zolmitriptan can be used to treat migraine headaches once they start. This portion of the eMedTV archives highlights how this prescription drug works, as well as its potential side effects, dosing guidelines, and available strengths.
  • Zolmitriptan (Zomig)
    Healthcare providers often recommend zolmitriptan (Zomig) for the treatment of migraine headaches. This eMedTV segment gives some basic information on the medication and includes a link to more details.
  • Zolmitriptan Dosing
    With zolmitriptan tablets, the usual starting dose is 2.5 mg or less during a migraine. This eMedTV segment also discusses dosing for people using the nasal spray or zolmitriptan orally disintegrating tablets.
  • Zonisamide
    Zonisamide is a prescription drug commonly used for the treatment of partial seizures. This eMedTV selection provides an overview of this drug, with detailed information on its effects, dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
  • Zonisamide Dosing
    This page from the eMedTV Web site explains that the recommended starting dose of zonisamide for partial seizures is 100 mg once daily for the first two weeks. This article takes an in-depth look at zonisamide dosing, with tips for those taking it.
  • Zonisamide Drug Information
    Are you looking for information on zonisamide? This eMedTV resource is a great place to start. It provides information on what this drug is used for, how it is believed to work, and what to discuss with your healthcare provider before taking it.
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