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Anti-Epileptic Drug Exposure During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Major Congenital Malformations

By Thomas S. May — From docguide.com

— Two major studies presented here on June 28 during a platform session on drug therapy at the 9th European Congress on Epileptology (ECE) have found that several anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) are associated with major congenital malformations (MCMs) in the offspring of women taking AEDs during…

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over 8 years

Treatment for Epilepsy

By webmd.com — From webmd.com

— The majority of epileptic seizures are controlled through drug therapy, particularly anticonvulsant drugs. The type of treatment prescribed will depend on several factors including the frequency and severity of the seizures as well as the person's age, overall health, and medical history. An accurate diagnosis of the…

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almost 8 years

New Birth Defect Warning for Topamax

By Jennifer Warner — From webmd.com

— March 4, 2011 — Taking the epilepsy drug topiramate (Topamax) during pregnancy raises the risk of oral cleft birth defects such as cleft lip and cleft palate, according to a new warning issued by the FDA.
New drug registry data show that the risk of oral birth…

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over 7 years

BJOG Release: Anti-epileptic Drugs Can Increase Pregnancy Complications Says New Study

By Medical News Today — From medicalnewstoday.com

— Pregnant women with epilepsy who are taking anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) have an increased risk of pregnancy complications, caesarean section and major malformations of the newborn, finds new research published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Epilepsy is a common neurological condition…

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over 7 years

Introduction to Potiga: Intermediate

By Dr. Joseph Sirven reviews this new medicine. — From epilepsy.com

— Introducing Potiga™® (Ezogabine) One of the exciting new developments in 2011 is the introduction of new antiepileptic drugs for their use in epilepsy. One of the new medications that has recently been approved and will soon be available for use is…

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about 7 years

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Becomes More Effective Over Time in Controlling Epileptic Seizures

By Thomas S. May — From docguide.com

— Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) effectively reduces seizure frequency in some patients with drug-resistant epilepsy, but VNS treatment may have to be applied for several years before any effect can be seen, researchers said here on June 29 at the 9th European Congress on Epileptology (ECE).

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over 8 years

Epilepsy Drugs May Raise Fracture Risk in Older Adults

By HealthDay News — From yahoo.com

— Epilepsy drugs increase older adults' risk for bone fractures, a new study shows.
Canadian researchers analyzed the medical records of 15,792 people 50 and older who'd had non-traumatic fractures between April 1996 and March 2004. Each person was matched with up to three people who'd never had…

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almost 8 years

Topamax (topiramate): Recall - Musty Odor

From drugs.com

Ortho-McNeil Neurologics Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is recalling two lots of Topamax (topiramate) 100mg Tablets. The recall stems from four consumer reports of an uncharacteristic odor thought to be caused by trace amounts of TBA (2,4,6 tribromoanisole). While not considered to be toxic, TBA can generate an offensive odor…

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over 7 years

When Were Your AED's Approved?

By Andy Morley — From ukepilepsy.com

— Ever wondered when your Anti Epilepsy Drugs were first approved for use? The UK Epilepsy Blog has a "timeline" info graphic for you to look at.

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over 7 years

Lundbeck announces availability of ONFI Tablets in the U.S.

By News Medical — From news-medical.net

— Lundbeck announced today that ONFI Tablets are now available for prescribing in the United States. The FDA recently approved ONFI for adjunctive treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) in patients two years and older. ONFI is an oral anti-epileptic drug (AED) of the…

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almost 7 years