Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Epilepsy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/epilepsy/condition-rss Epilepsy en-us Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:11:32 EST Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:11:32 EST Pharmacists Reduce Anti-Epileptic Drug Prescription Errors http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacists-Reduce-Anti-Epileptic-Drug-Prescription-Errors Clinical pharmacists can reduce anti-epileptic drug (AED) prescription errors that commonly result from incomplete or poor documentation. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:42:01 EDT Fits and Starts: Researchers Investigate Workings of and Treatment for Febrile Seizures http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Fits-and-Starts-Researchers-Investigate-Workings-of-and-Treatment-for-Febrile-Seizures Two recent studies shed new light on potential treatments for febrile seizures, the most common seizure form in children younger than 5 years old. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 09:00:54 EDT Many Neurologists Miss Critical Antiepileptic Drug Safety Updates http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Many-Neurologists-Miss-Critical-Antiepileptic-Drug-Safety-Updates A survey of US neurologists found that a significant minority is unaware of FDA drug safety updates and many who are aware of the updates fail to act on them. Mon, 06 May 2013 12:44:01 EDT It’s About Time: Can Chronotherapy Improve Epilepsy Treatment? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Its-About-Time-Can-Chronotherapy-Improve-Epilepsy-Treatment Adjusting the timing of antiepileptic drug administration has the potential to help improve efficacy. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 08:52:21 EDT Antiepileptic Drug Linked to Increased Autism Risk http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Antiepileptic-Drug-Linked-to-Increased-Autism-Risk Children born to mothers who took sodium valproate during pregnancy were much more likely to develop autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders, according to the results of a study. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 01:30:01 EDT Topiramate and Language Impairment: Finding the Cause http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Topiramate-and-Language-Impairment-Finding-the-Cause A functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study suggests that the antiepileptic drug topiramate impairs some language functions by preventing the deactivation of certain parts of the brain during cognitive tasks. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 10:08:51 EST Epilepsy and Drug Switches: Helpful? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Epilepsy-and-Drug-Switches-Helpful A study of epilepsy patients who switched from one antiepileptic drug (AED) to another suggests that the switch did not tend to improve seizure control and may have worsened it. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 02:18:34 EST FDA Approves Fycompa for Epilepsy Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/FDA-Approves-Fycompa-for-Epilepsy-Patients The addition of Fycompa (perampanel) to the approved list of epilepsy drugs will broaden treatment options for patients. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 09:20:40 EST Generic Pills of Different Colors May Reduce Adherence http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Generic-Pills-of-Different-Colors-May-Reduce-Adherence Based on their findings that patients are more likely to stop taking antiepileptic drugs when pills change color upon refill, researchers argue that the FDA should require generic pills to mimic the appearance of their brand-name equivalents. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 09:25:41 EST Kids and Adverse Effects of AEDs: No More Hide and Seek http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Kids-and-Adverse-Effects-of-AEDs-No-More-Hide-and-Seek A new tool for measuring adverse effects associated with antiepileptic drugs in children promises to produce more reliable results for a broader range of patients. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 10:33:20 EDT Study: Few Epilepsy Patients Aware of Fracture Risk Associated With AEDs http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Study-Few-Epilepsy-Patients-Aware-of-Fracture-Risk-Associated-With-AEDs Less than a quarter know that most fractures in epilepsy patients are unassociated with seizures, according to a recent study. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 11:25:42 EDT The Challenge of Treating Super-Refractory Status Epilepticus http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/The-Challenge-of-Treating-Super-Refractory-Status-Epilepticus The authors of a comprehensive literature review offer broad recommendations for treating super-refractory status epilepticus. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 10:38:20 EDT Does Age Change Carbamazepine Pharmacokinetics? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Does-Age-Change-Carbamazepine-Pharmacokinetics Elderly patients taking carbamazepine in conjunction with phenytoin experience a reduced increase in carbamazepine levels, a study finds. Thu, 09 Aug 2012 10:47:25 EDT Monotherapy: Approval Hurdles for AEDs http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Monotherapy-Approval-Hurdles-for-AEDs There are great challenges to gaining approval for new antiepileptic drugs to be used as monotherapy, but a recent article offers ideas for ways forward. Thu, 02 Aug 2012 01:09:01 EDT Epilepsy and Depression: Commonly Comorbid, Often Undertreated http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Epilepsy-and-Depression-Commonly-Comorbid-Often-Undertreated A number of recent studies have investigated the relationship between epilepsy and depression, providing insights into both conditions. Fri, 27 Jul 2012 11:21:28 EDT Report Addresses Public Health Dimensions of Epilepsy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Report-Addresses-Public-Health-Dimensions-of-Epilepsy More epilepsy surveillance data is needed in order to improve quality of life for people with the condition, an Institute of Medicine report suggests. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 02:28:22 EDT Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Overlapping Etiologies http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Neurodevelopmental-Disorders-Overlapping-Etiologies Epilepsy and psychotic illnesses are strongly associated within individuals and families, according to results of a recent study. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 02:45:32 EDT Interventions for Children With Epilepsy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Interventions-for-Children-With-Epilepsy A Cochrane review of interventions for children with epilepsy determined that most improve care and some outcomes, but more research is needed. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 02:34:01 EDT Epilepsy: Take Action to Improve 12 Million Lives http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Epilepsy-Take-Action-to-Improve-12-Million-Lives Epilepsy can be extremely challenging, but effective treatments are available and pharmacists can play an important role in counseling patients. Thu, 22 Mar 2012 05:15:00 EDT SUDEP: The Search for an Explanation http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/SUDEP-The-Search-for-an-Explanation The precise mechanism of sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP) remains a mystery, but researchers have discovered several contributing factors. Thu, 22 Mar 2012 05:14:00 EDT