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Anti-epilepsy drugs can cause inflammation -- ScienceDaily

6/7/2014
02:46 | Author: Chloe Allen

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Anti-epilepsy drugs can cause inflammation -- ScienceDaily

Physicians have been investigating if established anti-epilepsy drugs have anti-inflammatory or pro-inflammatory properties – an effect for.

"It is also necessary to test them with regard to the role they play in inflammatory responses in the central nervous system." Thus, doctors could take the underlying inflammatory condition under consideration when selecting the right anti-epilepsy drug. "Clinical studies should focus not only on the question in how far anti-epilepsy drugs affect the severity and frequency of epileptic seizures," says Pedro Faustmann.

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Glial cells are the largest cell group in the brain; they are crucial for supplying neurons with nutrients and affect immune and inflammatory responses.

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Children and Anti-Seizure Drugs Epilepsy Ontario

4/6/2014
04:52 | Author: Chloe Allen

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Children and Anti-Seizure Drugs Epilepsy Ontario

Most physicians agree that a single seizure shouldn't be treated with medication. Instead, they usually wait until the child has experienced at least two seizures.

Most physicians agree that a single seizure shouldn’t be treated with medication. The physician’s choice of medication will depend on the type of seizure the child has, the age of the child, how well the drug works, and the possible side effects of the drug. Most doctors prefer to prescribe just one drug (monotherapy) to the child. Instead, they usually wait until the child has experienced at least two seizures before prescribing medication.

Since children grow rapidly, regular checkups are important.

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Epilepsy and pregnancy What you need to know - Mayo Clinic

12/15/2014
04:22 | Author: Jeremy Rodriguez

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Epilepsy and pregnancy What you need to know - Mayo Clinic

Some drugs used to treat seizures might contribute to infertility. However, certain anti-seizure medications can also reduce the effectiveness of hormonal birth.

To minimize the risks for you and your baby, your health care provider will prescribe the safest medication and dosage that's effective for your type of seizures. A few women can safely taper off their medication before pregnancy. For most women, however, it's best to continue treatment during pregnancy.

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Epilepsy and Pregnancy Doctor

10/14/2014
02:24 | Author: Allison King

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Epilepsy and Pregnancy Doctor

Women of childbearing years account for 25% of all people with epilepsy and most of these women will require long-term treatment with anti-epileptic drugs.

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Women should be counselled about the increased risk of pregnancy (contraceptive failure) and any harmful effects of medication on the fetus. Liver enzyme (cytochrome P-450) induction reduces the efficacy of the combined oral contraceptive pill, combined contraceptive patch, combined contraceptive vaginal ring and progestogen-only contraceptive pill and this may place women at greater risk of unplanned pregnancy.

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The AED Pregnancy Registry

8/13/2014
12:10 | Author: Jeremy Rodriguez

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The AED Pregnancy Registry

Registry is dedicated to determine the safety of anticonvulsant medications that can be taken by women during pregnancy to treat disorders such as epilepsy.

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