Recognizing and Addressing Antiepileptic Drug Side Effects

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Side effects of antiepileptic drugs may affect quality of life even more than seizures. In a study of 1,694 adults with epilepsy, patient-reported cognitive side effects were most common with topiramate, zonisamide, phenytoin, and oxcarbazepine. The study, published in Epilepsy & Behavior, found an intolerability rate of about 13% overall. Via Neurology Advisor. Posted January 16, 2015.

–Alanna McCatty


Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty is founder and CEO of McCatty Scholars, an organization that devises and implements financial literacy programs for students to combat the nationwide issue of the loss of educational opportunity due to the ramifications of burdensome student debt. At MedShadow, she reports on new findings and research on the side effects of prescription drugs. She is a graduate of Pace University.


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