Which medications in the drug class Anticonvulsants are used in the treatment of Acquired Nystagmus?

Updated: Oct 17, 2018
  • Author: Christopher M Bardorf, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Edsel Ing, MD, MPH, FRCSC  more...
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Anticonvulsants

Increases GABA synthesis and release and decreases GABA degradation. Used for acquired pendular nystagmus.

Gabapentin (Neurontin)

May reduce nystagmus, improve visual acuity, and reduce oscillopsia in patients with acquired pendular nystagmus.

Clonazepam (Klonopin)

Used for downbeat nystagmus. Suppresses muscle contractions by facilitating inhibitory GABA neurotransmission and other inhibitory transmitters.


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