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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) Pancreatitis
 
        B) Hiccups
 
        C) Visual changes
 
        D) Leukopenia
 
        E) Hypersalivation
 

 


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A) 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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B) hiccups

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

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C) visual changes

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Visual changes is a hallmark side effect of ethosuximide, but is less characteristic of carbamazepine.  (See References)

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D) leukopenia

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

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E) hypersalivation

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Hypersalivation is a hallmark side effect of benzodiazepines, but is less characteristic of carbamazepine.  (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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