This article is from the Epilepsy FAQ, by Andrew Patrick (email@example.com) with numerous contributions by others.
There are many different drugs used to treat Epilepsy. Some of the more
common ones are: Tegretol (carbamazepine), Dilantin (phenytoin),
Mysoline (primidone), Epival (valproate), Frisium (clobazam), Rivotril
(clonazepam), Mogadon (nitrazepam), Phenobarbitol, Depakene (valproic
acid), Zarontin (ethosuximide), Neurontin (gabapentin), Lamictal
(lamotrigine), Sabril (vigabatrin). There are also many new drugs under
The choice of drug is determined by the type of seizure, the side
effects of the drugs, and the age and health of the person. Often a
number of drugs, and combinations of drugs, have to be tried until the
seizures are brought under control.