FrontalCortex, Inc. is a non-profit corporation dedicated to neurology education.

Antiepileptic Medications 06

Topic: Pharmacology

Created on Thursday, November 8 2007 by jdmiles

Last modified on Thursday, November 8 2007.

A patient with epilepsy is started on a new antiepileptic agent.  On a follow-up visit, he is found to be hyponatremic.  This side effect is most commonly associated with which of the following medications?

 
        A) Levetiracetam
 
        B) Oxcarbazepine
 
        C) Tiagabine
 
        D) Phenytoin
 
        E) Valproic acid
 

 


Back to the question = Go back to the top of the page.
See another question like this one = Reload a different version of this question ().
Click here for a random question = Load a random question from the database.
Clone this question = Use this question as a template to create a totally NEW question.
Rate this question = Enter detailed rating for this question!
Average user rating for this question = 3 = How users like you have rated this question.
This question was created on November 08, 2007 by jdmiles.
This question was last modified on November 08, 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANSWERS AND EXPLANATIONS




A) levetiracetam

This answer is incorrect.


Hyponatremia is a common side effect of oxcarbazepine.

  (See References)

Back to the questionSee another question like this oneClick here for a random questionClone this question Rate this questionAverage user rating for this question = 3
Please log in if you want to rate questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




B) oxcarbazepine

This answer is correct.


Hyponatremia is a common side effect of oxcarbazepine.

  (See References)

Back to the questionSee another question like this oneClick here for a random questionClone this question Rate this questionAverage user rating for this question = 3
Please log in if you want to rate questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




C) tiagabine

This answer is incorrect.


Hyponatremia is a common side effect of oxcarbazepine.

  (See References)

Back to the questionSee another question like this oneClick here for a random questionClone this question Rate this questionAverage user rating for this question = 3
Please log in if you want to rate questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




D) phenytoin

This answer is incorrect.


Hyponatremia is a common side effect of oxcarbazepine.

  (See References)

Back to the questionSee another question like this oneClick here for a random questionClone this question Rate this questionAverage user rating for this question = 3
Please log in if you want to rate questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




E) valproic acid

This answer is incorrect.


Hyponatremia is a common side effect of oxcarbazepine.

  (See References)

Back to the questionSee another question like this oneClick here for a random questionClone this question Rate this questionAverage user rating for this question = 3
Please log in if you want to rate questions.

 

 

 

 

References:

1. Dong, X., Leppik, I.E., White, J., and Rarick, J. (2005). "Hyponatremia from oxcarbazepine and carbamazepine." Neurology, 65(12) 1976-8. (PMID:16380624)
2. Nielsen, O.A., Johannessen, A.C., and Bardrum, B. (1988). "Oxcarbazepine-induced hyponatremia, a cross-sectional study." Epilepsy Res, 2(4) 269-71. (PMID:3197696)
3. Pendlebury, S.C., Moses, D.K., and Eadie, M.J. (1989). "Hyponatraemia during oxcarbazepine therapy." Hum Toxicol, 8(5) 337-44. (PMID:2680897)
4. Greenwood, R.S. (2000). "Adverse effects of antiepileptic drugs." Epilepsia, 41 Suppl 2 S42-52. (PMID:10885739)
Back to the questionSee another question like this oneClick here for a random questionClone this question Rate this questionAverage user rating for this question = 3
Please log in if you want to rate questions.

 

FrontalCortex.com -- Neurology Review Questions -- Neurology Boards -- Board Review -- Residency Inservice Training Exam -- RITE Exam Review
pharmacology
Antiepileptic Medications 06
Question ID: 110807194
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 11/08/2007
Modified: 11/08/2007
Estimated Permutations: 59400

User Comments About This Question:

0 user entries
Please log in if you'd like to add a comment.