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Meningitis: Medicines for Seizures - Topic Overview

Medicines can be used to treat seizures caused by meningitis. They include:

  • Phenytoin (Dilantin).
  • Phenobarbital (Luminal).
  • Benzodiazepines. These include clonazepam (Klonopin).

These medicines are used short-term. You stop using them when the seizures are no longer a problem.

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    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
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