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What is Celontin?

Celontin is a medication that's used to control certain seizure disorders, especially those that cause absence (petit mal) seizures. It may be used by itself or along with other drugs, and it's often used in cases when other medications don't work to control seizures. Celontin is an anticonvulsant or anti-epileptic drug, which means it decreases seizures by controlling electrical activity in the nerves of the brain.

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