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2011-11-15 06:55:02

Hardening of arteries may occur in patients with long-term use of older antiepileptic drugs New research reveals that patients with epilepsy who were treated for extended periods with older generation antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) may be at increased risk for developing atherosclerosis, a common disorder known as hardening of the arteries. According to the findings now available in Epilepsia, the journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), the vascular risk is significantly...

2011-06-11 00:00:30

A new study published by has indicated that infants exposed to antiepileptic drugs, such as Depakote, during pregnancy may have an even higher risk of developing serious birth defects. However, taking lower doses of Depakote may carry similar risks as higher doses of "safer" antiepileptics. Antiepileptic drugs are commonly prescribed to women suffering from epilepsy and seizure-related disorders, as well as bipolar disorder. The Consumer Justice Foundation has provided more information...

2011-06-03 12:23:06

Physicians will have a better guide for more effectively managing treatment of children experiencing seizures related to autism with the results of a study by researchers at Arizona State University and the University of Texas-Houston. From 25 to 35 percent of people with autism will eventually experience full-scale seizures. Many others will have seizure-like brain activity, in which there is no obvious effect on muscles but potential effects on brain functioning, such as temporary loss of...

2011-05-31 08:45:00

BALTIMORE, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB announced findings of the first cost-effectiveness analysis of Vimpat® (lacosamide) as add-on therapy for adults with uncontrolled partial-onset seizures. The findings were presented at the 16th International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) annual meeting in Baltimore, MD, USA. Researchers used a simulated pharmaco-economic model to analyze standard anti-epileptic drug therapy with and without...

2011-05-24 13:00:00

SAN DIEGO, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Roughly 25-35% of individuals with autism eventually develop seizures and many of the remainder have subclinical seizure-like brain activity. However, little is known about which traditional epilepsy treatments and commonly used non-traditional alternative treatments are effective for treating seizures or epilepsy in children and adults with autism spectrum disorder. A study just published in BMC Pediatrics by Dr. Richard E. Frye from the...

2011-04-25 19:02:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Lamictal® XR(TM) (lamotrigine) Extended-Release Tablets for conversion to monotherapy in patients 13 years and older with partial seizures taking one anti-epileptic drug. This is a new indication for Lamictal XR which is already approved as add-on treatment for partial seizures and primary generalized tonic-clonic...

2011-04-15 00:00:30

Researchers at the University of Groningen, in the Netherlands, have uncovered that exposure to Valproic acid in fetuses can lead to severe birth defects. Valproic acid is a common ingredient in anticonvulsant drugs such as Depakote. Additional resources can be found at http://www.depakotebirthinjury.com. (Vocus/PRWEB) April 14, 2011 The Consumer Justice Foundation works diligently to inform American consumers about potentially dangerous pharmaceuticals and other harmful substances offered...

2011-01-12 11:15:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Comprehensive analyses of pooled data from three randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase II/III trials showing the efficacy and tolerability of Vimpat® (lacosamide) C-V for patients with partial-onset seizures, regardless of the type of concomitant AED used, have been published in the drug evaluation journal, CNS Drugs(1,2). Two key papers have reported that adjunctive lacosamide reduced seizures and improved responder...

2010-11-29 07:52:52

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Especially good news for women with epilepsy has been revealed by researchers:  breastfeeding your baby while taking seizure medications may not harm the child's IQ later in life. "While more research is needed with larger numbers of women and their babies, these results are reassuring to women who want to give their babies all the benefits of breastfeeding but also need to remain on their epilepsy medications to avoid devastating seizures," study author Kimford...

2010-11-25 21:57:52

New research from the Emory University School of Medicine offers reassurance for nursing mothers with epilepsy. According to a study published in the November 24 online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, breastfeeding a baby while taking a seizure medication may have no harmful effect on the child's IQ later in life. "Our results showed no difference in IQ scores between the children who were breastfed and those who were not," says study author...


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