Meningitis: Medicines for Seizures

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Meningitis: Medicines for Seizures

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Medicines used to treat seizures caused by meningitis include:

  • Phenytoin (Dilantin).
  • Phenobarbital.
  • Benzodiazepines, such as clonazepam.

Medicines to treat seizures caused by meningitis are used only until the seizures are no longer a problem.

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By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Primary Medical Reviewer Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
Last Revised February 8, 2011

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