Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Epilepsy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/epilepsy/condition-rss Epilepsy en-us Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:12:06 UTC Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:12:06 UTC Long-Acting Antiepileptic Drugs Decrease Epilepsy Care Use http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Long-Acting-Antiepileptic-Drugs-Decrease-Epilepsy-Care-Use Compared with those receiving short-acting antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), patients with epilepsy taking long-acting AEDs use fewer health care services and have lower related care costs. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:00:00 UTC When to Educate Epilepsy Patients, Caregivers about Sudden Death Risk http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/When-to-Educate-Epilepsy-Patients-Caregivers-about-Sudden-Death-Risk Even though most patients and their caregivers want to know about sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), if and when health care professionals should provide related information remains up in the air. Wed, 04 Feb 2015 06:55:00 UTC ADHD Symptoms Prevalent Among Epileptic Adults http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/ADHD-Symptoms-Prevalent-Among-Epileptic-Adults Nearly 1-in-5 adults with epilepsy show symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:01:01 UTC Pharmacist Care Improves Quality of Life in Women with Epilepsy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacist-Care-Improves-Quality-of-Life-in-Women-with-Epilepsy Enrollment in a pharmaceutical care program conducted by a pharmacist can improve health-related quality of life in women with epilepsy, according to a recent study published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. Tue, 02 Dec 2014 08:25:34 UTC 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 02:42:01 UTC 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 01:00:54 UTC 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 04:44:01 UTC 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 12:52:21 UTC 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 05:30:01 UTC 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 03:08:51 UTC 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 07:18:34 UTC 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 02:20:40 UTC 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 02:25:41 UTC 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 02:33:20 UTC 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 03:25:42 UTC 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 02:38:20 UTC 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 02:47:25 UTC 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 05:09:01 UTC 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 03:21:28 UTC 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 06:28:22 UTC