Ch 20: Anticonvulsant Medications

About This Chapter

This chapter offers pharmacology students and professionals a quick way to review information about anticonvulsant medications. Inside, you'll find short lessons and quizzes that can help you prepare for exams, supplement textbooks or strengthen your professional knowledge.

Anticonvulsant Medications - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll explore topics pertaining to various anticonvulsant medications, such as lamotrigine and topiramate. Using an engaging and simple teaching style, our instructors break down these drugs' side effects, structures, mechanisms of action and drug interactions.

You can access the lessons at any time using your computer or mobile device. Submit questions to our instructors if you need any extra help, and be sure to try the accompanying self-assessment quizzes to make sure you fully understand the information you study. The chapter also includes a comprehensive multiple-choice exam.

How It Helps

Students and healthcare professionals can benefit from the lessons in this chapter. Pharmacology students can use the chapter to get ahead in a course, study for an exam or brush up on important medication concepts. The chapter can also help working healthcare professionals who need to learn new skills or receive basic pharmacology training.

Skills Covered

By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Asses the uses and side effects of topiramate and lamotrigine
  • Discuss lamotrigine's pharmacokinetics and mechanism of action
  • Outline the structure, pharmacology and classification of lamotrigine
  • Describe the mechanism of action and structure of topiramate
  • Understand the effects of lamotrigine and topiramate overdoses
  • Evaluate the drug interactions and contraindications of lamotrigine and topiramate

9 Lessons in Chapter 20: Anticonvulsant Medications
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Lamotrigine: Uses, Side Effects & Toxicity

1. Lamotrigine: Uses, Side Effects & Toxicity

Lamotrigine is a prescribed medication. In this lesson, we will learn what lamotrigine is used for as well as the side effects that may be experienced. We will learn about symptoms associated with lamotrigine toxicity too.

Lamotrigine: Mechanism of Action & Pharmacokinetics

2. Lamotrigine: Mechanism of Action & Pharmacokinetics

Lamotrigine is used as In this lesson, we will learn about lamotrigine. Specifically, we will learn about its mechanism of action and pharmacokinetics.

Lamotrigine: Structure, Classification & Pharmacology

3. Lamotrigine: Structure, Classification & Pharmacology

Lamotrigine is a common drug. If you are prescribed or are administering lamotrigine you need to know as much about it as possible. In this lesson, you will discover the structure, classification, and pharmacology of lamotrigine.

Lamotrigine: Contraindications & Drug Interactions

4. Lamotrigine: Contraindications & Drug Interactions

Fatal rashes? Is that even a thing? Find out as we go over a medication known as lamotrigine as well as some of its major contraindications and drug interactions.

Lamotrigine Overdose: Symptoms & Treatment

5. Lamotrigine Overdose: Symptoms & Treatment

Lamotrigine is an anticonvulsant that treats seizures and can also be used in the medication of bipolar disorder. This lesson will discuss the symptoms and treatment of a lamotrigine overdose.

What is Topiramate? - Uses, Side Effects & Drug Class

6. What is Topiramate? - Uses, Side Effects & Drug Class

This lesson is going to cover a medication known as topiramate. First, you'll learn about its major drug class, then its important uses, and finally potential side effects you should be on the lookout for.

Topiramate: Mechanism of Action & Structure

7. Topiramate: Mechanism of Action & Structure

Topiramate is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat seizures. It is also used to prevent migraines. This lesson will discuss the mechanism of action and structure of topiramate.

Topiramate: Overdose, Withdrawal & Toxicity

8. Topiramate: Overdose, Withdrawal & Toxicity

Topiramate is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat seizures. It can also be taken to prevent migraines. This lesson will discuss the issues with overdose, withdrawal, and toxicity of topiramate.

Topiramate: Drug Interactions & Contraindications

9. Topiramate: Drug Interactions & Contraindications

This lesson is going to go over the contraindications and examples of topiramate. You'll also learn about some example drug interactions between this and other drugs.

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