Quantcast

Latest valproic acid Stories

2012-01-11 22:00:00

The Consumer Justice Foundation, whose Web site URL can be found at http://www.depakotebirthinjury.com, is a for-profit corporation staffed by a team of professional consumer advocates whose mission is to provide information for consumers concerning the potential dangers of certain prescription medications by way of free online educational resources. The CJF hereby alerts the public of the results of a survey concerning women who used hormonal birth control methods in conjunction with...

2011-12-15 11:29:55

A lamotrigine/valproate treatment regimen significantly reduced seizure frequency A combination of two common drugs, lamotrigine and valproate, is more effective in treating difficult-to control epilepsy than other anti-epileptic regimens, according to a University of Washington report to be published online this week in Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology. More than 3 million Americans have epilepsy, and about one million of these have a difficult-to-treat form....

2011-11-29 10:29:50

A drug commonly used to treat seizures appears to make eye tumors less likely to grow if they spread to other parts of the body, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Their findings are available online in the journal Clinical Cancer Research. Uveal melanoma, the second most common form of melanoma, can be very aggressive and spread, or metastasize, from the eye to other organs, especially the liver. “Melanoma in general, and uveal...

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...

2011-10-24 22:50:17

Researchers at the University of Leeds investigating the genetic causes of bipolar disorder have identified two new drugs — one of which has already been found safe in clinical trials — that may be effective in treating the disorder. Bipolar disorder is characterized by mood swings between mania and depression. Like autism, it is thought to be a spectrum of disorders and, although its causes are not well understood, it seems to run in families and is thought to be caused by...

2011-09-01 11:57:02

New research suggests brain tumor patients who take the seizure drug valproic acid on top of standard treatment may live longer than people who take other kinds of epilepsy medications to control seizures. The research is published in the August 31, 2011, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Despite some limitations, our results suggest that the choice of seizure medications in brain tumor patients should be carefully considered as it...

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...

2011-06-11 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...

2011-05-31 07:00:00

REHOVOT, Israel, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- D-Pharm Ltd. (TASE: DPRM) announced today that it has entered into a licensing and co-development agreement with Jiangsu NHWA Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.(NHWA) to commercialize DP-VPA for epilepsy in the People's Republic of China. DP-VPA is a novel drug discovered and developed by D-Pharm for treatment of patients with epilepsy, migraine and bipolar disorder. DP-VPA has completed a first Phase II study in epilepsy patients. (Logo:...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
Related