* Approximately 70% of seizures could be controlled with the current anticonvulsant drugs
. However, they cause several side effects, which some patients may find intolerable.
Effectiveness and neuropsychiatric side effects of anticonvulsant drugs
in psychiatric disorders.
Sulphonamides were responsible in 41.7% cases of Stevens-Johnson syndrome, followed by indigenous medicine and anticonvulsant drugs
each in 25% cases.
TABLE Generic substitution of antiepileptic agents: Where the American Academy of Neurology stands (18) The AAN opposes: * generic substitution of anticonvulsant drugs
for the treatment of epilepsy without the attending physician's approval.
"These findings are compatible with the results of the FDA meta-analysis, which found similarly increased risks of suicidal behavior or ideation for all anticonvulsant drugs
compared with placebo," Dr.
"Even minor differences in the composition of generic and name-brand anticonvulsant drugs
for the treatment of epilepsy can result in breakthrough seizures."
Scholars and practitioners from the US and UK contribute essays that discuss the rise in the diagnosis of bipolar children, tied to the prescription of dangerous antipsychotic and anticonvulsant drugs
. Olfman (clinical and developmental psychology, Point Park U.) compiles nine essays that consider why the approach to the causes and treatment of pediatric bipolar disorder has changed so much, noting the absence of valid evidence for the diagnostic criteria or safety and efficacy of the drugs.
Without specific guidelines to follow, many experts recommend bone-density tests for men at age 70 and earlier if they have osteoporosis risk factors: a family history of low bone mass, prior fracture, low testosterone levels, extended use of corticosteroid or anticonvulsant drugs
, and a history of smoking, alcohol abuse and low calcium and vitamin D intake.
The risk of malformations has been shown to be higher following exposure to anticonvulsant drugs
during polytherapy than for monotherapy.
for the treatment of epilepsy can result in breakthrough seizures." Differences in generic compounds may also increase toxicity.
"Compounding these concerns is the fact that in the United States, between 7.6 and 12.7 million women have epilepsy, and 95% of them are being treated with anticonvulsant drugs
Another study with roundworms found that certain anticonvulsant drugs
had a substantial impact on life expectancy.