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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 seizure medications, Side Effects Epilepsy Drugs, Living with epilepsy, Epilepsy Research

Epilepsy in Nursing Homes: Is it Common?

Short attention spans, dazed behavior, loss of memory, unusual movement, clumsiness, confusion, and sleepiness. These are only some early warning signs of an epileptic seizure. ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Anti seizure medications, Causes of Seizures

Can Seizure Control Be Improved by Reducing Inflammation of the Brain?

New research is showing some promise as the relationships between brain inflammation and epilepsy are explored by researchers around the world.  There is evidence that suggests ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Anti seizure medications, Causes of Seizures

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: Epilepsy Research, Anti seizure medications, Epilepsy and Pregnancy

How to Travel with Your Anti-Seizure Medications

If you are preparing to take a trip, there is no need to let your epilepsy slow you down for a minute. You must be sure to take your anti-seizure medications with you. It is ...

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Topics: Seizure Safety, Anti seizure medications

8 Things to Know About Anti-Seizure Medications

When it comes to antiepileptic drugs (AED) or anti-seizure medications, there is no one medication that is favored over another. Depending on the type of seizures, other ...

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Topics: Anti seizure medications, Seizure Management

FDA Orphan Drug Designation for Rare Forms of Epilepsy: Part 3

To bring new drugs to the market and help those suffering from rare diseases and rare forms of epilepsy, the federal government passed the FDA Orphan Drug Act. In Part 1, we ...

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Topics: Seizure Management, Anti seizure medications

FDA Orphan Drug Designation for Rare Forms of Epilepsy: Part 2

In this series on the FDA Orphan Drug Designation, we are unpacking the very complicated process for a drug to receive Orphan Drug Designation. The FDA Orphan Drug Designation has ...

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Topics: Seizure Management, Anti seizure medications

The High Cost of Anti-seizure Medications

Over the past few years there has been a substantial amount of improvement when it comes to the type of seizure treatments available as well as the quality of these treatments. ...

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Topics: Anti seizure medications

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 seizure medications, Seizure Safety

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