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Adverse effects of AEDs 11

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 tiagabine?

 
        A) Hepatoxicity
 
        B) Nervousness
 
        C) Hyperactivity
 
        D) Leukopenia
 
        E) Renal calculi
 

 


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

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

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B) nervousness

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Side effects of tiagabine include tremor, nervousness, and emotional changes.  (See References)

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C) hyperactivity

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

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D) leukopenia

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

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E) renal calculi

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Renal calculi is a hallmark side effect of zonisamide and topiramate, but is less characteristic of tiagabine.  (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 11
Question ID: 12080711
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 12/08/2007
Modified: 12/08/2007
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