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What is Potiga?

Potiga (ezogabine) is a prescription medication taken with other medications to treat partial -- or "focal" -- seizures, the most common type of seizure in people who have the brain disorder epilepsy. In epilepsy, the nerve cells (neurons) of the brain fire faster than normal, which is thought to lead to seizures. Symptoms of partial seizures, which affect one side of the brain, may include strange sensations, emotions and behaviors, and involuntary movements, spasms and convulsions.

Potiga is thought to help reduce the "excitability" of the brain's electrical system, helping the brain to function normally. Talk to your doctor for more information about Potiga and epilepsy.

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