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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...

2011-07-20 05:45:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS) today announced that on August 31, 2011, during the late breaking poster session at the 29th International Epilepsy Congress (IEC) in Rome, Italy, Dr. Alison Pack, Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Department of Neurology, Columbia University Medical Center, will present the results of a retrospective study of medical claims data on oral clefts (OC) and major congenital malformations (MCMs) associated...

2011-04-12 00:00:30

Dilantin is one of the most widely prescribed anticonvulsant drugs on the U.S. market, primarily prescribed to individuals suffering from epilepsy. With the newly found potential connection between Dilantin use during pregnancy and the development of major birth defects, birth defect victims and their families are consulting Dilantin attorneys using http://www.dilantinbirthinjury.com regarding the benefits of filing a Dilantin lawsuit. The Consumer Justice Foundation is committed to helping...

2011-01-10 15:37:43

Most anti-epileptic drugs are associated with an increased risk of non-traumatic fracture in individuals 50 years of age and older, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Anti-epileptic drugs are considered a secondary risk factor for osteoporosis, according to background information in the article, because epilepsy is highly prevalent in older adults, a population already at risk for osteoporosis. Additionally, anti-epileptic...

2011-01-03 07:45:00

TITUSVILLE, N.J., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a label update to include a 200 mg formulation of INTELENCE® (etravirine), a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) indicated for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) in treatment-experienced adults with resistance to an NNRTI and other antiretroviral (ARV) agents. The recommended oral dose of INTELENCE tablets is 200 mg (one 200 mg...

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...

2010-11-25 21:41:52

There's good news for women with epilepsy. Breastfeeding your baby while taking your seizure medication may have no harmful effect on your child's IQ later on, according to a study published in the November 24, 2010, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "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...

2010-11-04 14:41:17

Multiple antiepileptic drugs used during pregnancy may be the cause A large population-based study revealed that multiple antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) used by pregnant women to control seizures may cause poor school performance in their teenagers. The research team from Karolinska University Hospital and the University of Lund in Sweden confirmed that exposure to AEDs in utero may have a negative effect on neurodevelopment. Their findings now appear online in Epilepsia, a journal published by...

2010-10-21 13:43:48

A dozen new epilepsy drugs are giving doctors and patients more options, but making treatment decisions more complex, a Loyola epilepsy specialist reports in the journal Neurologic Clinics. "Clinicians practice in an era of abundance of anti-epileptic drugs," Dr. Jorge J. Asconap© wrote. The new drugs provide "an opportunity to better meet the needs of more patients." Asconap©'s article will appear in the November issue of Neurologic Clinics, now available online. Since 1993, the...


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