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What are the side effects of anticonvulsant taken for epilepsy?

Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Medicine
There are several different types of anticonsulsant drugs used for epilepsy and each drug may have its own side effects.  Work closely with your doctor to determine which drug you should take to control your seizures.  Ask your pharmacist or doctor about the side effects you may experience with that specific anticonvulsant drug.

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