Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Epilepsy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/epilepsy/condition-rss Epilepsy en-us Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:43:48 EDT Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:43:48 EDT Fits and Starts: Researchers Investigate Workings of and Treatment for Febrile Seizureshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Fits-and-Starts-Researchers-Investigate-Workings-of-and-Treatment-for-Febrile-SeizuresTwo 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 EDTMany Neurologists Miss Critical Antiepileptic Drug Safety Updateshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Many-Neurologists-Miss-Critical-Antiepileptic-Drug-Safety-UpdatesA 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 EDTIt’s About Time: Can Chronotherapy Improve Epilepsy Treatment?http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Its-About-Time-Can-Chronotherapy-Improve-Epilepsy-TreatmentAdjusting the timing of antiepileptic drug administration has the potential to help improve efficacy.Tue, 16 Apr 2013 08:52:21 EDTAntiepileptic Drug Linked to Increased Autism Riskhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Antiepileptic-Drug-Linked-to-Increased-Autism-RiskChildren 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 EDTTopiramate and Language Impairment: Finding the Causehttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Topiramate-and-Language-Impairment-Finding-the-CauseA 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 ESTEpilepsy and Drug Switches: Helpful?http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Epilepsy-and-Drug-Switches-HelpfulA 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 ESTFDA Approves Fycompa for Epilepsy Patientshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/FDA-Approves-Fycompa-for-Epilepsy-PatientsThe addition of Fycompa (perampanel) to the approved list of epilepsy drugs will broaden treatment options for patients.Mon, 21 Jan 2013 09:20:40 ESTGeneric Pills of Different Colors May Reduce Adherencehttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Generic-Pills-of-Different-Colors-May-Reduce-AdherenceBased 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 ESTKids and Adverse Effects of AEDs: No More Hide and Seekhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Kids-and-Adverse-Effects-of-AEDs-No-More-Hide-and-SeekA 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 EDTStudy: Few Epilepsy Patients Aware of Fracture Risk Associated With AEDshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Study-Few-Epilepsy-Patients-Aware-of-Fracture-Risk-Associated-With-AEDsLess 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 EDTThe Challenge of Treating Super-Refractory Status Epilepticushttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/The-Challenge-of-Treating-Super-Refractory-Status-EpilepticusThe authors of a comprehensive literature review offer broad recommendations for treating super-refractory status epilepticus.Wed, 15 Aug 2012 10:38:20 EDTDoes Age Change Carbamazepine Pharmacokinetics?http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Does-Age-Change-Carbamazepine-PharmacokineticsElderly patients taking carbamazepine in conjunction with phenytoin experience a reduced increase in carbamazepine levels, a study finds.Thu, 09 Aug 2012 10:47:25 EDTMonotherapy: Approval Hurdles for AEDshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Monotherapy-Approval-Hurdles-for-AEDsThere 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 EDTEpilepsy and Depression: Commonly Comorbid, Often Undertreatedhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Epilepsy-and-Depression-Commonly-Comorbid-Often-UndertreatedA number of recent studies have investigated the relationship between epilepsy and depression, providing insights into both conditions.Fri, 27 Jul 2012 11:21:28 EDTReport Addresses Public Health Dimensions of Epilepsyhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Report-Addresses-Public-Health-Dimensions-of-EpilepsyMore 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 EDTNeurodevelopmental Disorders: Overlapping Etiologieshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Neurodevelopmental-Disorders-Overlapping-EtiologiesEpilepsy and psychotic illnesses are strongly associated within individuals and families, according to results of a recent study.Wed, 13 Jun 2012 02:45:32 EDTInterventions for Children With Epilepsyhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Interventions-for-Children-With-EpilepsyA 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 EDTEpilepsy: Take Action to Improve 12 Million Liveshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Epilepsy-Take-Action-to-Improve-12-Million-LivesEpilepsy 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 EDTSUDEP: The Search for an Explanationhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/SUDEP-The-Search-for-an-ExplanationThe 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 EDTHIV/AIDS Patients with Epilepsy: Evidence-Based Guidelines for AED Usehttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/HIVAIDS-Patients-with-Epilepsy-Evidence-Based-Guidelines-for-AED-UseThe new guidelines offer detailed information on interactions between antiepileptic drugs and antiretroviral drugs.Thu, 22 Mar 2012 05:05:00 EDT