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What Is Diamox Sequels & How Does It Treat Epilepsy?

Learn about the epilepsy medication Diamox Sequels from Steve Wolf, MD and Patty McGoldrick, NP in this Howcast video.

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Diamox is another very mild anti epileptic medication. It's been used in patients with menstrual issues. It's not one of the anti seizure medications that we use commonly, it's used in very specific cases. It is used as an adjunctive therapy. So it's not the first seizure medication you use. You'd add it to something else. We usually add it to women who are menstruating and we use it for people who have seizures around ovulation and around their period. So we sometimes do suggest it at those times of the month. It's a medication that you should have a conversation with your neurologist whether there is to be an option if you failed at lots of different medications. If you are having menstural epilepsy, meaning your seizures are breaking through when either you are ovulating or mensturating, it might be another option. It's not FDA approved for this indication. It's really more of a drug used for high alltitude sickness and few other illnesses, but it's an option. Right, it's well tolerated for catamenial epilepsy and used as adjunctive therapy with another anti epileptic drug. So discuss it with your doctors and neurologist, find out if this is an option for you, it's another rare drug to use in the case of epilepsy.

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