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Keppra

Antiepileptic
used for myoclonic seizures
antiepileptic mechanism unknown: may inhibit voltage dependent N type calcium channels, bind to synaptic proteins that modulate neurotransmitter release, displacement of negative modulators may facilitate GABA-ergic inhibitory transmission

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Dilantin

Anticonvulsant
promotes Na efflux or decreases Na influx from membranes in motor cortex neurons, stabilizes neuronal membrane

3

Superficial Venous Thrombosis

less likely to migrate, will be reabsorbed
Tx - aspirin and warm compress

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Tx for acute exacerbation of asthma

systemic glucocorticoids
especially when the exacerbations are refractory to intensive bronchodilator therapy because the persistent airflow obstruction is likely due to airway inflammation and intraluminal mucus plugging