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Adverse effects of AEDs 08

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 felbamate?

 
        A) Hepatoxicity
 
        B) Psychosis
 
        C) Visual field defects
 
        D) Coarsening of the facies
 
        E) Gum hyperplasia
 

 


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A) hepatoxicity

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Side effects of felbamate include weight loss, hepatoxicity, insomnia, aplastic anemia, and anorexia.  (See References)

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B) psychosis

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

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C) visual field defects

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Visual field defects is a hallmark side effect of vigabatrin, but is less characteristic of felbamate.  (See References)

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D) coarsening of the facies

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Coarsening of the facies is a hallmark side effect of phenytoin, but is less characteristic of felbamate.  (See References)

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E) gum hyperplasia

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Gum hyperplasia is a hallmark side effect of phenytoin, but is less characteristic of felbamate.  (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 08
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Created: 12/08/2007
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