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Treatment Of The Child Or Adolescent With Newly Diagnosed Epilepsy

Paediatric epilepsy is amazingly diverse. In some children, basic diagnosis, seizure classification and treatment are straightforward. Other patients have difficult-to-diagnose seizures, complicated seizure classification and a variable response to treatment. Some seizures are subclinical, others are barely noticeable, and occasionally they are life threatening. Many children with epilepsy have no associated disabilities, but all children… Read More »

Which drug is associated with ciliochoroidal detachment?

Which medication is associated with ciliochoroidal detachment? A. Gabapentin (Neurontin) B. Topiramate (Topamax) C. Divalproex sodium (Depakote) D. Carbamazepine (Tegretol) E. Vigabatrin (Sabril) The answer is B. Topiramate (Topamax) may cause idiosyncratic ciliochoroidal detachment and ciliary body edema, leading to anterior displacement of the lensiris diaphragm, lens thickening, and acute angle-closure glaucoma and acute myopia.… Read More »

Drugs are currently under investigation for indications that may benefit headache patients?

New and established medications are currently under investigation for indications that may benefit headache patients. Match the listed medication with its indication that is under clinical investigation. Each answer may be used once, more than once, or not at all. A. Flibanserin (Ectris) B. Topiramate (Topamax) C. MK-0974 (Telcagepant) D. Vigabatrin (SabriF) E. BIBN4096 (Olcegepant)… Read More »

Which drug can increase the metabolism and decrease the efficacy of oral contraceptives?

Which medication can increase the metabolism and decrease the efficacy of oral contraceptives? A. Tegretol B. Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal) C. Phenytoin (Dilantin) D. Topiramate (Topamax) E. All of the above The answer is E. Medications with predominantly hepatic metabolism may decrease the efficacy of oral contraceptives, especially when higher-thanusual doses of the medications are combined with… Read More »

Drugs Commonly Used Against Epilepsy

The following pages discuss the most commonly used antiepileptic drugs, listed alphabetically. A discussion of the role of benzodiazepines (clonazepam, clobazam, clorazepate, diazepam, lorazepam) follows. Acetazolamide Acetazolamide (Diamox ®) can be used with another drug to treat absence and myoclonic seizures. It is also used to treat partial or generalized seizures that occur more often… Read More »