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How does Sabril treat refractory complex partial seizures (CPS)?

Sabril, or vigabatrin, is a prescription medication taken by mouth to treat refractory complex partial seizures (CPS) in adults. Partial seizures start on one side of the brain, rather than both. Sabril is often prescribed with other medications. Use of Sabril is generally recommended after other options have been ineffective in treating seizures, as side effects of this medicine include loss of vision. Sabril 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 seizures. Sabril is typically prescribed to those in their late teens or older.

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