Topic Overview

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

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

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

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease

Current as ofMay 22, 2015