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How does Sabril (vigabatrin) treat infantile spasms?

Sabril, or vigabatrin, increases the level of gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) in the brain to better balance brain chemicals. Low GABA levels are believed to be a cause of spasms. Sabril is typically prescribed to those in their late teens or older. The powder form is sometimes prescribed to infants suffering from infantile spasms. When given to infants, Sabril is not used with other medications. Use of Sabril is recommended only after signing a SHARE agreement recognizing the vision risks and agreeing to regular check ups to monitor vision and dose.

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