International Journal of Nutrition, Pharmacology, Neurological Diseases

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: 2014  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43--52

Herbal and synthetic approaches for the treatment of epilepsy


Pandey Shashi Kr, Manoj Kumar Jangra, Ashutosh Kumar Yadav 
 Department of Pharmacology, School of Phamracy, Babu Banarasi Das University, Babu Banarasi Das City, Faizabad Road, Chinhat, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Ashutosh Kumar Yadav
Department of Pharmacology, School of Phamracy, Babu Banarasi Das University, Babu Banarasi Das City, Faizabad Road, Chinhat, Lucknow - 227 105, Uttar Pradesh
India

The term epilepsy is collectively designated for a group of chronic central nervous system disorders characterized by spontaneous occurrence of seizures generally associated with the loss of consciousness and body movements (convulsions). Anticonvulsant drugs are used to control the convulsions by inhibiting the discharge and then producing hypnosis. Various synthetic drugs, viz. phenytoin (PHT), diazepam, valproate (VPA), leviteracetam, etc., are used for the treatment. These agents have a new spectrum of efficacy and novel adverse effects. They also represent an enormous escalation of costs. At present, herbal therapies are tried by patients in developing as well as developed countries for control of seizures or adverse effects from antiepileptic drugs, or for general health maintenance. There are number of synthetic drugs available for treatment of epilepsy in modern therapy, but the major disadvantage being faced is their chronic side effects. Treatment of epilepsy with herbal drugs as adjuvant seems to be more beneficial and is gaining more popularity due to their fewer side effects.


How to cite this article:
Kr PS, Jangra MK, Yadav AK. Herbal and synthetic approaches for the treatment of epilepsy.Int J Nutr Pharmacol Neurol Dis 2014;4:43-52


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Kr PS, Jangra MK, Yadav AK. Herbal and synthetic approaches for the treatment of epilepsy. Int J Nutr Pharmacol Neurol Dis [serial online] 2014 [cited 2019 Aug 17 ];4:43-52
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