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Adverse effects of AEDs 07

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 valproate?

 
        A) Insomnia
 
        B) Hypersalivation
 
        C) Hair loss
 
        D) Gum hyperplasia
 
        E) Coarsening of the facies
 

 


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A) insomnia

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

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B) hypersalivation

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

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C) hair loss

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Side effects of valproate include hyperammonemia, hair loss, thrombocytopenia, pancreatitis, tremor, weight gain, and hepatotoxicity.  (See References)

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D) gum hyperplasia

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Gum hyperplasia is a hallmark side effect of phenytoin, but is less characteristic of valproate.  (See References)

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E) coarsening of the facies

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Coarsening of the facies is a hallmark side effect of phenytoin, but is less characteristic of valproate.  (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 07
Question ID: 12080707
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 12/08/2007
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