Rethinking Seizure Care Blog

Epilepsy Study Highlights Potential New Uses for Current Drugs

There is a term called drug repositioning, which simply means to take a medication and find a different application and purpose for it. Existing drugs that are found to be helpful ...

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Topics: Anti-Epileptic Drugs (AEDs)

New Drug Discovery Methodology Offers Hope for Epileptics

Drug discovery and development can take decades and can cost millions of dollars. How much more beneficial would it be if new uses could be found for existing drugs? That would ...

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Topics: Anti-Epileptic Drugs (AEDs)

Reducing the Side Effects of Epilepsy Drugs

Many people who are suffering from epilepsy are able to control their seizures through the use of medication. In fact, between 60% and 70% of people have found success using these ...

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Topics: Anti-Epileptic Drugs (AEDs)

Understanding AEDs and Which Offer Ideal Monotherapy for Epilepsy

Monotherapy is the use of a single drug as a method of treating a specific disease or disorder. It is a fairly common approach to overcoming symptoms of certain conditions, when ...

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Topics: Anti-Epileptic Drugs (AEDs)

New Research Reveals Methods for Reducing Side Effects from Commonly Used Drugs

The Australian National University (ANU) recently released its findings from an innovative study that aimed at overcoming the worst side effects from some of the most commonly ...

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Topics: Anti-Epileptic Drugs (AEDs)

Are You Forgetting to Take Your Epilepsy Medication?

Few things about living with epilepsy are easy. Between the complications of seizures, to diet and medication—the amount of things you need to keep track of can really take a toll ...

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Topics: Anti-Epileptic Drugs (AEDs)

Pregnant Women with Epilepsy: New AEDs that May Not Harm Baby's IQ

Many pregnant women with epilepsy have been hesitant to take antiepileptic drugs (AED) because they are concerned that the AEDs can cause issues with the thinking skills and the ...

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Topics: Anti-Epileptic Drugs (AEDs)

The Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs on Balance

In a study published in Seizure, researchers looked at the balance dysfunction sometimes suffered by people who are taking anti-seizure medications. The goal of the 2011 study was ...

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Topics: Anti-Epileptic Drugs (AEDs)

Prenatal Exposure to Valproate Lowers School Performance

AEDs or antiepileptic drugs (anti-seizure medications) have been suspected of being problematic to children whose mothers had to use them during pregnancy. Now, recent studies ...

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Can Reclaimed Water Expose the Public to Antiepileptic Drugs?

Over the last couple of decades, there has been a marked increase in the number of water reclamation plants. Reclaimed water plants remove solids and impurities from used water, ...

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Topics: Anti-Epileptic Drugs (AEDs)