Variable Details

Available Studies

ROS, MAP, MARS, Clinical Core, LATC

Scaled? 

Not Scaled

Variable Type 

Longitudinal

Variable Name 

anticonvulsant_rx

Categories

Medications

Anticonvulsant medications
Anticonvulsant usage in last 2 weeks

Value Coding
0 (no) if participant was not taking an anticonvulsant medication at this visit
1 (yes) if participant was taking an anticonvulsant medication at this visit

Participants supplied all medications prescribed by a doctor, vitamins, supplements, and over-the-counter remedies and medicines taken in the 2 weeks prior to the evaluation. Direct visual inspection of all containers of prescription and over-the-counter agents allowed for medication documentation. Medications were subsequently coded using the Medi-Span Drug Data Base system.

Medications include:

NEURONTIN             DILANTIN             CLONAZEPAM
GABAPENTIN            CARBAMAZEPIN         TEGRETOL
KLONOPIN              PRIMIDONE            DEPAKOTE
MYSOLINE              PHENYTOIN EX         PHENYTOIN
LYRICA                LAMICTAL             TRILEPTAL
TEGRETOL XR           KEPPRA               DEPAKOTE ER
LEVETIRACETA          ZONEGRAN             DIVALPROEX

Medi-Span. Master Drug Data Base Documentation Manual. Indianapolis, IN: Medi-Span, 1995.