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Adverse effects of AEDs 13

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 zonisamide?

 
        A) Renal calculi
 
        B) Tremor
 
        C) Anorexia
 
        D) Peripheral neuropathy
 
        E) Impaired cognition
 

 


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A) renal calculi

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Side effects of zonisamide include renal calculi.  (See References)

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B) tremor

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Tremor is a hallmark side effect of tiagabine and valproate, but is less characteristic of zonisamide.  (See References)

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C) anorexia

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Anorexia is a hallmark side effect of felbamate and topiramate, but is less characteristic of zonisamide.  (See References)

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D) peripheral neuropathy

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Peripheral neuropathy is a hallmark side effect of barbiturates and phenytoin, but is less characteristic of zonisamide.  (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 zonisamide.  (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 13
Question ID: 12080713
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 12/08/2007
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