Data on antiepileptic drug
use was extracted from the Finnish Prescription Register.
The association of antiepileptic drug
use with Alzheimer's disease was assessed in Finnish persons diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and their controls without the disease.
Certain antiepileptic drugs
are known to impair cognitive function and, when comparing different antiepileptic drugs
, the researchers found the risk was specifically associated with drugs that impair cognitive function.
Besides for epilepsy, antiepileptic drugs
are used in the treatment of neuropathic pain, bipolar disorder and generalised anxiety disorder.
A research was done in Nigeria, to assess patients' adherence to antiepileptic drugs
. From 120 subjects information was obtained about patients' baseline characteristics, estimated monthly income, and determinants of adherence.
Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs
on Lipids, Homocysteine, and C - reactive protein.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the company's supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for its in-house developed antiepileptic drug
Fycompa (generic name: perampanel) for the treatment of primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures (PGTC), a severe form of seizures, in patients 12 years or older.
Mothers who had epilepsy provided data about the use of antiepileptic drugs
during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Maculopapular exanthema, as the most frequent ADR to antiepileptic drugs
such as carbamazepine or lamotrigine, is well recognized among physicians, especially severe cutaneous reactions such as SJS or TEN (3, 4, 7).
It outlines 34 antiepileptic drugs
in alphabetical order, with information on general therapeutics, pharmacokinetics, the interaction profile, adverse effects, dosing and use, special populations, and the overall place of the drug in epilepsy treatment.
Fifty-three men treated with antiepileptic drugs
for at least two years prior to enrollment in the Anti-Epileptic Drug and Osteoporosis Prevention Trial (ADOPT) were randomized to receive risedronate (a drug that helps prevent fractures) or a placebo for 12 weeks.
WASHINGTON -- Antiepileptic drug
reduction should be considered in children who are seizure free after epilepsy surgery, according to findings from a retrospective chart study.