Vigabatrin (Oral Route)Drug Information provided by: Micromedex
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Vigabatrin is used alone or together with other medicines to control certain types of seizures (convulsions) in the treatment of epilepsy. This medicine is used in patients with seizures who have already been treated with other medicines that did not work well.
Vigabatrin is an anticonvulsant. It increases the amount of the chemical called gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) in the brain. It is thought that epileptic seizures are the result of low levels of GABA. By increasing the amount of GABA, vigabatrin reduces the likelihood of an epileptic seizure.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.