Tiagabine hydrochloride (HCl) is an epilepsy medication sold under the brand name Gabitril®. It is specifically approved for treating epilepsy in people who experience certain types of seizures called partial seizures or focal seizures. The medication is not designed to be used on its own; it is meant for use in combination with other seizure medications.
Tiagabine comes in the form of a tablet and is taken one to four times a day. Though not everyone taking this drug will experience problems, side effects are possible and may include:
- Shakiness (tremor).
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