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Adverse effects of AEDs 10

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 topiramate?

 
        A) Hair loss
 
        B) Impaired cognition
 
        C) Visual field defects
 
        D) Hyponatremia
 
        E) Hepatotoxicity
 

 


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A) hair loss

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Hair loss is a hallmark side effect of valproate, but is less characteristic of topiramate.  (See References)

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B) impaired cognition

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Side effects of topiramate include paresthesias, anorexia, impaired cognition, renal calculi, and weight loss.  (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 topiramate.  (See References)

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D) hyponatremia

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Hyponatremia is a hallmark side effect of oxcarbazepine and carbamazepine, but is less characteristic of topiramate.  (See References)

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E) hepatotoxicity

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Hepatotoxicity is a hallmark side effect of valproate, but is less characteristic of topiramate.  (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 10
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Created: 12/08/2007
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