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Adverse effects of AEDs 12

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 vigabatrin?

 
        A) Hypersalivation
 
        B) Blindness
 
        C) Hepatotoxicity
 
        D) Pancreatitis
 
        E) Impaired cognition
 

 


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A) hypersalivation

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

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B) blindness

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Side effects of vigabatrin include psychosis, visual field defects, insomnia, depression, hyperactivity, blindness, and irritability.  (See References)

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C) hepatotoxicity

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

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D) pancreatitis

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

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E) impaired cognition

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Impaired cognition is a hallmark side effect of topiramate, but is less characteristic of vigabatrin.  (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 12
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Created: 12/08/2007
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