Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Tiagabine

  • John C. Courtney
  • Cristy Akins
  • Efrain Antonio GonzalezEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_1714

Generic Name

Tiagabine

Brand Name

Gabitril

Class

Anticonvulsants

Proposed Mechanism(s) of Action

Selective GABA reuptake inhibitor.

Indication

Partial seizures.

Off Label Use

Anxiety disorders, neuropathic pain, and chronic pain.

Side Effects

Serious

Exacerbation of EEG abnormalities, status epilepticus, and sudden unexplained deaths in patients with epilepsy.

Common

Difficulty concentrating, sedation, dizziness, nervousness, confusion, tremor, depression, ecchymosis, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.

References and Reading

  1. Physicians’ desk reference (71st ed.) (2017). Montvale: Thomson PDR.Google Scholar
  2. Stahl, S. M. (2007). Essential psychopharmacology: The prescriber’s guide (2nd ed.). New York: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar

Additional Information

  1. Free Drug Online and PDA Software: www.epocrates.com.
  2. Free drug online and PDA software: www.medscape.com.

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • John C. Courtney
    • 1
  • Cristy Akins
    • 2
  • Efrain Antonio Gonzalez
    • 3
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Socorro Mental HealthPresbyterian Medical ServicesSocorroUSA
  2. 2.Mercy Family CenterMetarieUSA
  3. 3.College of PsychologyNova Southeastern UniversityFort LauderdaleUSA
  4. 4.Utah State UniversityLoganUSA