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What is Sabril?

Sabril is the brand name of a prescription anti-epileptic drug called vigabatrin. It is taken orally to treat seizures and comes in tablet or powder form. Sabril is approved for use by those age 10 years or older. The powder form is sometimes prescribed to infants suffering from infantile spasms. Sabril is generally recommended after other medications have been ineffective in treating seizures. Sabril increases the level of gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) in the brain. Low GABA levels are believed to cause of seizures. 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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