Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Epilepsy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/epilepsy/condition-rss Epilepsy en-us Sun, 11 Dec 2016 12:10:49 UTC Sun, 11 Dec 2016 12:10:49 UTC Eisai Begins 2 Phase 3 Trials to Further Assess FYCOMPA http://www.pharmacytimes.com/product-news/eisai-begins-2-phase-3-trials-to-further-assess-fycompa- Eisai announced the beginning of 2 multi-center, global phase 3 clinical trials assessing FYCOMPA (perampanel). 7:00 AM, Wed November 2, 2016 A Brief Review of Brand-Name Antiepileptic Drugs http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/mel-seabright-pharmd-mba/2016/05/a-brief-review-of-brand-name-antiepileptic-drugs Epilepsy is a brain disorder that predisposes an individual to recurrent unprovoked seizures. 4:17 AM, Wed May 18, 2016 New Fycompa Oral Suspension Formulation Receives FDA Approval http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/anyssa-garza/2016/05/new-fycompa-oral-suspension-formulation-receives-fda-approval Initially approved in tablet form in 2012, perampanel (Fycompa) is now available as an oral suspension. 10:04 PM, Tue May 17, 2016 More Women with Epilepsy Should Consider Contraceptives http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/womens-health/more-women-with-epilepsy-should-consider-contraceptives Because many antiepileptic drugs have teratogenic potential, health care providers commonly recommend contraceptives to women with epilepsy. 9:37 PM, Mon March 7, 2016 FDA Approves New Epileptic Seizure Treatment http://www.pharmacytimes.com/product-news/fda-approves-new-seizure-treatment-for-epilepsy-patients The FDA has approved UCB’s brivaracetam (Briviact) as an adjunctive treatment for partial-onset seizures in patients aged 16 years and older with epilepsy. 12:32 AM, Fri February 19, 2016 3 Things Pharmacists Should Know About Neglected Tropical Diseases http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/matthew-romo-pharmd-mph/2016/01/3-things-pharmacists-should-know-about-neglected-tropical-diseases Since many neglected tropical diseases never appear in pharmacy school textbooks, here are some things you need to know about them. 3:31 AM, Mon January 11, 2016 Top 5 Natural Epilepsy Treatments http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/top-5-natural-epilepsy-treatments Pharmacists can help patients take a big step towards managing their epilepsy by identifying epileptic triggers. 8:30 PM, Tue December 22, 2015 First 3D-Printed Drug Gets FDA Nod http://www.pharmacytimes.com/product-news/fda-approves-first-3d-printed-drug The FDA has approved anticonvulsant levetiracetam (Spritam) for the treatment of seizures in adults and children with epilepsy. 9:51 PM, Mon August 3, 2015 Epileptic Seizure Treatment Use Expanded by FDA http://www.pharmacytimes.com/product-news/FDA-Expands-Indication-for-Seizure-Treatment The FDA today expanded the indication for perampanel hydrate (Fycompa) as an adjunctive treatment of primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures for patients aged 12 years or older with epilepsy. 9:10 PM, Sun June 21, 2015 Antiepileptic Drugs in Pregnant Woman: Determining Fetal Cognition Risks http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/womens-health/Antiepileptic-Drugs-in-Pregnant-Woman-Determining-Fetal-Cognition-Risks Family planning is especially challenging for women with epilepsy. 11:00 PM, Thu May 28, 2015 Educate Epileptics on Osteoporosis Risk Factors http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Educate-Epileptics-on-Osteoporosis-Risk-Factors Controlling seizures is critical for patients with epilepsy, but side effects of antiepileptic drugs are another tremendous concern. 9:00 PM, Mon April 13, 2015 Would a Data Bank Fill Epilepsy Care Gaps? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Would-a-Data-Bank-Fill-Epilepsy-Care-Gaps Epilepsy has scores of factors, each leading to different treatment strategies and complicating the development of an evidence-based approach to seizure control. 10:00 PM, Mon March 23, 2015 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. 12:00 AM, Tue February 24, 2015 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. 1:55 AM, Wed February 4, 2015 UCB Submits Approval Application for Investigational Antiepileptic Drug http://www.pharmacytimes.com/product-news/UCB-Submits-Approval-Application-for-Investigational-Antiepileptic-Drug UCB recently announced that the FDA has accepted for review its New Drug Application for brivaracetam, an investigational treatment for partial-onset seizures in patients aged >16 years with epilepsy. 9:22 PM, Fri January 23, 2015 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. 5:01 AM, Wed January 21, 2015 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. 3:25 AM, Tue December 2, 2014 Epilepsy Drug Recalled Due to Empty Capsules http://www.pharmacytimes.com/product-news/Epilepsy-Drug-Recalled-Due-to-Empty-Capsules A drug therapy for epilepsy and shingles pain is being voluntarily recalled by its manufacturer due to complaints of empty capsules. 10:11 PM, Mon November 24, 2014 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. 10:42 PM, Sun September 21, 2014 New Indication for VIMPAT (lacosamide): UCB's Anti-Epileptic Drug Approved by FDA as Monotherapy in Treatment of Patients With Partial-Onset Seizures http://www.pharmacytimes.com/product-news/New-Indication-for-VIMPAT-lacosamide-UCBs-Anti-Epileptic-Drug-Approved-by-FDA-as-Monotherapy-in-Treatment-of-Patients-With-Partial-Onset-Seizures 9:44 PM, Mon September 1, 2014