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Effective Epilepsy Drug Valproate May Cause Birth Defects
2013-08-26 10:47:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The anti-seizure drug valproate has been shown to be extremely effective, but a new study has found that it increases the risk of pregnant women giving birth to a child with spina bifida or hypospadias when taken in higher doses. The finding allows for women who suffer from seizures to make a more informed decision when deciding if they want to have a child. "For many women on epilepsy medication, the desire to start a family can be...

2013-08-19 23:22:58

As Businessweek published on August 16, a new lawsuit alleges that Abbott engaged in racketeering when it led an effort to market Depakote for unapproved uses. In light of this news, AttorneyOne, a recognized authority on law, inform that they are now providing advice, including how to get in contact with legal counsel, to people potentially affected by Depakote side effects. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, updated the website recently...

2013-08-19 16:25:39

Epilepsy Drug Still Not Available to Patients 10 Months After FDA Approval WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc. filed a petition today with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia asking the court to direct the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to promptly schedule the company's epilepsy drug so that it can make it available to patients. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120413/MM87168LOGO ) FYCOMPA(TM) (perampanel), a new...

2013-08-15 15:14:58

Women of childbearing age, Asian patients may require alternative medications A study by Johns Hopkins researchers shows that a fifth of U.S. neurologists appear unaware of serious drug safety risks associated with various anti-epilepsy drugs, potentially jeopardizing the health of patients who could be just as effectively treated with safer alternative medications. The findings suggest that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration needs a better way to communicate information to...

2013-08-13 08:30:52

Showed Reduced Fluctuations of Topiramate Steady-State Plasma Concentrations and was Well Tolerated in Healthy Volunteers MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.'s, USL255 (extended-release topiramate), an investigational once-daily formulation for the management of epilepsy, demonstrated equivalent systemic exposure with an improved topiramate (TPM) pharmacokinetic (PK) profile at steady-state, as measured by a significantly lower C(max)...

2013-08-06 23:22:10

The lawyer and consumer rights advocate from the Driscoll Firm, P.C., points to a study cited by the FDA, indicating a connection between pregnant women using migraine headache medications such as Depakote and decreased intelligence in their children. He urges consumers to review the FDA warning and learn more about their legal rights. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 John J. Driscoll, an attorney who represents drug injury victims across the nation, today called consumers’...

2013-07-29 23:25:33

d’Oliveira & Associates is investigating allegations that this drug may be linked to birth defects like cleft lip or palate. The law firm works with Topamax lawyers across the country who are handling these types of lawsuits. (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 Topamax (topiramate) is a drug used to treat epilepsy and prevent migraines. It has also been used for off-label weight loss for many years and recently the FDA approved a combination of topiramate and phentermine for weight loss. In...

2013-07-18 23:24:46

MomDoc, Drs. Goodman and Partridge, OB/GYN, advise mothers to stay away from certain migraine drugs. (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 Some migraine medicines on the market today have exhibited potential to lower a child's IQ scores when exposed in the womb. A study, done by the Neurodevelopment Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs (NEAD), showed that children exposed to these particular migraine drugs have IQ scores that are eight to eleven points lower, at age six, than other children. Valproate...

2013-07-18 11:47:24

Children whose mothers took antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) while pregnant are at increased risk of early development issues, according to a new study published in Epilepsia, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE). Results of the study suggest that children exposed to AEDs in the womb were at risk for difficulties with motor development, language skills, social skills, and autistic traits compared to children whose mothers did not take...

2013-06-30 23:00:54

Achieve Clinical is Conducting a Double-Blinded, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Proof of Concept Phase 2a Study Exploring the Safety and Efficacy of a New Drug for the Treatment of Patients with Fibromyalgia Birmingham, Alabama (PRWEB) June 30, 2013 ESTIMATED STUDY DURATION: 16-19 weeks. This includes 5 – 28 days in screening followed by 16 weeks of blinded study drug treatment. BACKGROUND & RATIONALE: Chronic pain affects an estimated 116 million American adults-- more than the...