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2006-08-07 16:57:39

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Roughly 20 percent of epileptic women who take the antiseizure drug valproate during pregnancy will have a fetus with a serious adverse outcome, almost twice the rate associated with the next most problematic antiepileptic drug, new research shows. Several years ago, the American Academy of Neurology and other groups issued guidelines for treating epileptic women during pregnancy. Since antiepileptic drugs, in general, have been...

2006-03-30 08:35:00

By Toni Clarke BOSTON -- Cephalon Inc.'s experimental drug to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may have fallen victim more to the timing of its audition than the quality of its performance, some experts say. Last week, a panel of advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted 12 to 1 against approving the drug, Sparlon, amid concern it might cause a potentially fatal skin allergy called Stevens Johnson Syndrome. In a 950-person trial, one patient developed a blistering...

2005-10-04 14:48:15

Landover, MD (October 4, 2005) "“ Today, the Epilepsy Foundation issued a Call to Action to women of childbearing age who take anticonvulsant medications for conditions that include epilepsy, migraine headaches, and certain psychiatric disorders, urging them to talk to their healthcare providers about treatment options. The Call to Action was created in cooperation with medical experts and representatives from leading medical professional and voluntary health organizations....

2005-07-11 12:28:13

By Richard Woodman LONDON (Reuters Health) - Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline has issued a "Dear Doctor" letter advising that its anti-epilepsy drug Lamictal (lamotrigine) can reduce the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. New data have demonstrated an interaction between combined oral contraceptives and lamotrigine which could lead to reduced effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives, a revised product label states. "Women should have a review of their contraception when starting lamotrigine,...


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