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Adverse effects of AEDs 04

Topic: Pharmacology

Created on Saturday, December 8 2007 by jdmiles

Last modified on Saturday, December 8 2007.

Which of the following is a hallmark side effect of carbamazepine?

 
        A) Nervousness
 
        B) Pancreatitis
 
        C) Hepatoxicity
 
        D) Weight loss
 
        E) Hyponatremia
 

 


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This question was created on December 08, 2007 by jdmiles.
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A) nervousness

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Nervousness is a hallmark side effect of tiagabine, but is less characteristic of carbamazepine.  (See References)

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B) pancreatitis

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Pancreatitis is a hallmark side effect of valproate, but is less characteristic of carbamazepine.  (See References)

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C) hepatoxicity

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Hepatoxicity is a hallmark side effect of felbamate, but is less characteristic of carbamazepine.  (See References)

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D) weight loss

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Weight loss is a hallmark side effect of topiramate and felbamate, but is less characteristic of carbamazepine.  (See References)

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E) hyponatremia

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Side effects of carbamazepine include hyponatremia and leukopenia.  (See References)

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References:

1. Greenwood, R.S. (2000). "Adverse effects of antiepileptic drugs." Epilepsia, 41 Suppl 2 S42-52. (PMID:10885739)
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Adverse effects of AEDs 04
Question ID: 12080704
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 12/08/2007
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