antiepileptic

adjective
an·​ti·​ep·​i·​lep·​tic | \ ˌan-tē-ˌe-pə-ˈlep-tik , ˌan-tī-\
variants: or anti-epileptic

Definition of antiepileptic

: designed to control or prevent seizures associated with epilepsy anti-epileptic drugs

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But some drugs prescribed for bacterial or viral infections and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), as well as some antidepressants and antiepileptic drugs, may cause problems. Kimberly Truong, SELF, "11 Side Effects of Antipsychotics You Should Know About," 7 Dec. 2018

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antiepileptic

adjective
an·​ti·​ep·​i·​lep·​tic | \ -ˌep-ə-ˈlep-tik \

Medical Definition of antiepileptic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: tending to suppress or prevent epilepsy antiepileptic treatment

antiepileptic

noun

Medical Definition of antiepileptic (Entry 2 of 2)

: an antiepileptic drug

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