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Anticonvulsants

Benzodiazepines (is one of the most common group of anticonvulsants that you will encounter in your NCLEX exam.

  • It has hypnotic, anxiolitic, anticonvulsive properties.

Benzodiazepines act as a central nervous system depressant.

Example is:

  • Clonazepam

The following benzodiazepines are used to treat Status Epilepticus:

  • Diazepam
  • Lorazepam

Hydantoins

examples:

  • Phenytoin
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