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Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy Summary

Description: A disorder characterized by the onset of myoclonus in adolescence, a marked increase in the incidence of absence seizures (see EPILEPSY, ABSENCE), and generalized major motor seizures (see EPILEPSY, TONIC-CLONIC). The myoclonic episodes tend to occur shortly after awakening. Seizures tend to be aggravated by sleep deprivation and alcohol consumption. Hereditary and sporadic forms have been identified. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p323)

Also Known As: Myoclonic Epilepsy, Juvenile; Impulsive Petit Mal Epilepsy; JME (Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy); Janz Impulsive Petit Mal; Janz Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy Show All >>

Networked: 255 relevant articles (15 outcomes, 39 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Valproic Acid (Valproate, Semisodium) : 8 outcomes 7 studies in 53 results : FDA 51 Generic
  2. etiracetam (levetiracetam) : 4 outcomes 6 studies in 21 results : FDA 45 Generic
  3. Immunoglobulin E (IgE) : 1 outcome 13 studies in 75 results : IBA
  4. lamotrigine (Lamictal) : 1 outcome 4 studies in 23 results : FDA 33 Generic
  5. Anticonvulsants (Antiepileptic Drugs) : 1 outcome 3 studies in 15 results : IBA
  6. zonisamide (Zonegran) : 1 outcome 1 study in 6 results : FDA 19 Generic
  7. lacosamide : 1 outcome 1 study in 1 result : FDA 3
  8. Ethosuximide (Zarontin) : 1 outcome in 4 results : FDA 7 Generic
  9. Clonazepam (Rivotril) : 1 outcome in 3 results : FDA 16 Generic
  10. Piracetam (Nootropil) : 1 outcome in 2 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy

  1. Epilepsy (Aura)
  2. Seizures (Seizure)
  3. Generalized Epilepsy
  4. Myoclonic Epilepsies (Myoclonic Encephalopathy)
  5. Rolandic Epilepsy (Centrotemporal Epilepsy)
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Key Therapies for Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy

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  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 1 outcome in 5 results

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