Seizure risk can be increased by illicit drug use, withdrawal from alcohol, and opioids or benzodiazepines. Which non-neuro medications can increase seizure risk, even when taken as directed? Test your knowledge in this quiz.
Epilepsy and Seizure
An expert describes the efficacy of fenfluramine in decreasing seizure frequency associated with this rare syndrome.
Findings from a new study indicate that compared with children who were not exposed to the drug, children with in utero exposure to sodium valproate have lower scores on national tests at age 7 years.
What are the risks of birth defects and perinatal outcomes for infants exposed to various AEDs in utero?
Epilepsy appears to be the main reason for an increased risk of serious traffic accidents among patients with the disease —not anti-epileptic drugs.
Clinicians should use caution when prescribing this medication in patients with heart disease because of risk of severe adverse effects and even death. Test your skills in this FDA quiz.
In patients with epilepsy who live in western societies, suicide rates are increasing. Does culture play a role? Here's a study of Asian populations.
Although rare, new onset refractory status epilepticus can be life threatening if not identified quickly.
Starting eslicarbazepine acetate (ESL) at 400 mg daily may result in fewer adverse effects than starting at 800 mg for most patients with partial onset seizures.
Differential diagnosis and treatment of mitochondrial encephalomyopathy lactic acidosis and stroke-like syndrome.