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Adverse effects of AEDs 09

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 gabapentin?

 
        A) Gum hyperplasia
 
        B) Depression
 
        C) Weight gain
 
        D) Impaired cognition
 
        E) Irritability
 

 


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A) gum hyperplasia

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Gum hyperplasia is a hallmark side effect of phenytoin, but is less characteristic of gabapentin.  (See References)

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B) depression

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

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C) weight gain

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Side effects of gabapentin include weight gain.  (See References)

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D) impaired cognition

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Impaired cognition is a hallmark side effect of topiramate, but is less characteristic of gabapentin.  (See References)

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E) irritability

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Irritability is a hallmark side effect of vigabatrin, but is less characteristic of gabapentin.  (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 09
Question ID: 12080709
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 12/08/2007
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