antiepileptic drugs


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antiepileptic drugs

Drugs used to prevent, or reduce the liability to, epileptic seizures. They include SODIUM VALPROATE, CARBAMAZEPINE, ACETAZOLAMIDE, LAMOTRIGINE, PHENOBARBITONE (phenobarbital), CLONAZEPAM, PHENYTOIN, CLOBAZAM and GABAPENTIN.

antiepileptic drugs,

n.pl agents that inhibit or control seizures associated with epilepsy or other conditions.
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Despite these limitations, the results are notable because they represent the only data set yet reported from a community-based source large enough to allow analysis of the many clinical variables that play into the potential interactions between various contraceptive types, various antiepileptic drug classes, and the diverse number of epilepsy subtypes, he said.
Antiepileptic drugs therapy in elderly requires pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic adjustment due to the physiological changes associated with aging and frequent co-morbid conditions.
6& of whom had used antiepileptic drugs in the 6 months prior to conception.
Future research may help reveal additional genetic predictors of susceptibility to severe ad verse reactions to antiepileptic drugs.
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.
In fact, overall, the children in the study who were exposed to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) via breast milk exhibited higher IQ and Verbal Index scores than did those who did not breastfeed (adjusted mean IQ scores of 108 vs.
No other antiepileptic drugs were associated with an increased risk of these disorders, and maternal epilepsy itself did not increase their risk significantly.
The FDA cited data from the Neurodevelopmental Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs study, published in March 2013, which found that at age 6, children whose mothers had taken valproate products while pregnant had lower IQs, compared with those whose mothers took other antiepileptic drugs.
Epilepsy is the most common chronic neurological disease and patients are treated by various classes of antiepileptic drugs (1).