By: Joe Graedon December 5, 2016 16 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 May 26, 2012 703 Comments
    Surprising Gabapentin Side Effects

    Gabapenin is one of the most commonly prescribed drugs by doctors. At last count over 50 million prescriptions were dispensed annually. It is used for an amazing array of off-label indications. That …

    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…