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What Is Tiagabine Used For?

How Does Tiagabine Work?

During a seizure, brain cells (neurons) may fire as many as 500 times a second, much faster than the normal rate of about 80 times a second. Although it is not known exactly how tiagabine works to prevent seizures, it may work by enhancing the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a brain chemical that is naturally calming. GABA helps to slow down the brain's electrical system, thereby controlling seizures. Tiagabine also helps to keep GABA in the parts of the brain where it is active, preventing it from being removed and enhancing its effects.

Is Tiagabine Used for Children?

Tiagabine is approved to be used along with other seizure medications to treat partial seizures in children with epilepsy age 12 and older. It is not approved for younger children. Talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using the drug in children.

Is Tiagabine Used for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend tiagabine for something other than partial seizures in people with epilepsy. At this time, off-label tiagabine uses include the treatment of:
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