antiepileptic antiepileptic

Definition(s):

  • (n) a drug used to treat or prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy)

News

  1. Use of Antiepileptic Drugs While Pregnant Linked to Baby’s Development Issues

    Children whose mothers took antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) while pregnant are at an increased risk of early development issues, including motor development, language skills, social skills and autistic traits, according to a new study. A research team led by Dr. Gyri Veiby from Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway, studied children from the Norwegian Mother and [...]
    on July 21, 2013     Source: Psych Central

  2. Antiepileptic drug use while pregnant impacts early child development

    ( Wiley ) Children whose mothers took antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) while pregnant are at increased risk of early development issues, according to a new study published in Epilepsia, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the International League Against Epilepsy. Results of the study suggest that children exposed to AEDs in the womb were at risk for difficulties with motor development, language ...
    on July 18, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

Quotes

  • "The European positive opinion for approval of Vimpat(TM) marks a major achievement for patients with epilepsy whose seizures are not well controlled by current antiepileptic drugs, and for UCB, strengthening our leadership in treatments for this...
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: San Rocco Source: ABN Newswire (press release)

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