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Neurontin, aka Gabapentin (per Wiki) is a drug designed for the treatment of epilepsy (specifically seizures), and for relief of neuropathic pain and hot flashes It has given significant efficacy to people seeking relief from fibromyalgia symptoms, and the neuropathic pain that is a symptom of cancer. It was also advertised as a treatment for […] Read More

One has only to reference the American Bar Association to note the number of attorneys involved in class action drug lawsuits; there are numerous current litigations in US courts, and courts in other countries. The disadvantage to the individual patient, who is the victim of whatever drug has been found to cause harmful side effect, […] Read More

Pregabalin is an anticonvulsive drug, according to Wikipedia, which is used for neuropathic pain (including disorders affecting the somato-sensory system, including dysesthesia—an abnormal reaction to touch). As an anticonvulsive, it is also efficacious in the relief of partial seizures in epileptic adults, as well as generalized anxiety disorder.   Marketed by Pfizer, its product name is […] Read More

Keppra, according to its Wikipedia sources, is an anticonvulsive drug used primarily in the treatment of epilepsy.   Its root medical compound is Levetiracetam, and it is manufactured by USB Pharmaceuticals, available since November 2008. In addition to its uses in the treatment of epileptic convulsions, it is also, like many anticonvulsants, used to treat damage […] Read More

Zonegran is also known as the chemical compound Zonisamide (Wiki), an anticonvulsant for use with epileptics with partial-onset seizures (its efficacy has not been established with full seizure patients). It is also useful for infantile spasm (aka West syndrome, an epileptic disorder in infants) and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (epilepsy at the onset of childhood).  Like most […] Read More

Imitrex, as its imitative name suggests, goes by many monikers.  Its most basic compound is Sumatriptan (Wiki), a sulfa drug used for the treatment of migraine headaches. The advertising of its parent companies (there are multiple manufacturers of Imitrex, which also is called Imigran and Imigran recovery) indicates that it works with especial efficacy on […] Read More

The recall of Topamax, the drug, originally manufactured by Ortho-McNeil, that reduces seizures in epileptic children and migraine symptoms in adults (as recounted on the FDA website), prompted a study by several groups, including the FDA, regarding the damaging Topamax side effects. What they discovered was quite alarming, and bore home the axiom that the […] Read More

Paroxetine, also known as Paxil (parent company GSK, GlaxoSmithKline), is a somewhat problematic drug in that the FDA  warnings, designed to preserve the safety of a patient, list, in many areas, precisely the problems the drug is intended to alleviate. In one of the serious ironies of pharmaceuticals that are more frequent than one might […] Read More

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