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Phenobarbital

August 5, 2011

Phenobarbital is available in Canada by prescription only. Known as Phenobarbital Phenobarb Luminal Uses Phenobarbital (the longest-established anticonvulsant medication) controls epileptic seizures, depresses the central nervous system and is used occasionally as a sedative. It is generally used to control tonic-clonic, and simple partial seizures. There is disagreement about its efficacy for complex partial seizures.…

Carnitine (Carnitor or Vitamin B13)

August 5, 2011

What is it? Carnitine (vitamin B13) is a protein found in all tissues and is essential in mammalian energy metabolism. It facilitates the entry of long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondria of the cells, thereby delivering substrate. Enzymes act on this for oxidation and subsequent energy production. Humans get carnitine from food, including red meat,…

Pyridoxine Hydrochloride

August 5, 2011

Pyridoxine is available in Canada by prescription and over-the-counter. Known as Vitamin B6 Uses Pyridoxine is used to treat convulsions in infants with pyridoxine deficiency. It also supplies the body with vitamin B6 supplements when it is deficient. How to Use Pyridoxine must be taken as prescribed by your doctor. Do not discontinue without your…

Diagnosis

July 26, 2011

If you think you had a seizure-like episode, this is the place to be. From the first seizure to possible treatments, this section walks you through the steps you may take to determine whether or not you have epilepsy. For a current list of physicians of various specialties, visit the College of Physicians and Surgeons…