By: Joe Graedon June 14, 2021 863 Comments
    Surprising Gabapentin Side Effects

    Gabapentin (Neurontin) was initially introduced as an anticonvulsant, which is not normally a blockbuster drug category. However, doctors prescribe gabapentin far more often than you might imagine. At…

    By: Terry Graedon March 12, 2020 1 Comments
    Show 1204: How Brain Function Affects Mental Ill…

    Mental health problems cause widespread disability in today’s world. Large numbers of people suffer with depression or severe anxiety. While these ailments are real, we may not be considering their …

    By: Joe Graedon December 5, 2016 21 Comments
    Cannabidiol Oil Solved Severe Seizure Problem an…

    Many doctors are skeptical about the benefits of medical marijuana. That's because they did not learn about this "herb" in medical school. If it was discussed at all, the likelihood is that the lectur…

    By: Joe Graedon October 30, 2014 1 Comments
    Ketogenic Diet Helps Control Seizures

    A high-fat low-carb diet, also known as a ketogenic diet, has been shown to be helpful in controlling seizures in children with epilepsy. A new study suggests that adults with hard-to-manage seizures …

    By: Terry Graedon April 8, 2013 8 Comments
    Generic Seizure Medicine Let Him Down

    Q. I have epilepsy and was well controlled on Keppra and Topamax for years. When I was switched to generic Keppra (levetiracetam) without realizing it, I had several seizures in two weeks. I fell down…

    By: Joe Graedon January 31, 2013 10 Comments
    Overactive Bladder Drug Goes Over the Counter

    The Food and Drug Administration has announced that it has approved over-the-counter sale of a medication for overactive bladder. The ingredient in the patch, which will be sold as Oxytrol, is oxybuty…

    By: Joe Graedon January 28, 2008 3 Comments
    Generic Epilepsy Drug Leads To Seizure

    Q. I was taking phenytoin, an extended release generic form of the anti-seizure drug Dilantin. On September 19, 2007, I had a grand mal seizure and upon admission to a local ER, my lab results indicat…