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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Credits

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD – Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD – Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC – Infectious Disease

Current as ofMarch 3, 2017