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Adverse effects of AEDs 06

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 benzodiazepines?

 
        A) Aplastic anemia
 
        B) Hypersalivation
 
        C) Irritability
 
        D) Nervousness
 
        E) Pancreatitis
 

 


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A) aplastic anemia

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Aplastic anemia is a hallmark side effect of felbamate, but is less characteristic of benzodiazepines.  (See References)

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B) hypersalivation

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Side effects of benzodiazepines include hypersalivation.  (See References)

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C) irritability

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

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D) nervousness

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

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E) pancreatitis

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Pancreatitis is a hallmark side effect of valproate, but is less characteristic of benzodiazepines.  (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 06
Question ID: 12080706
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 12/08/2007
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