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Adverse effects of AEDs 08

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 felbamate?

 
        A) Insomnia
 
        B) Leukopenia
 
        C) Depression
 
        D) Visual changes
 
        E) Psychosis
 

 


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A) insomnia

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Side effects of felbamate include hepatoxicity, aplastic anemia, anorexia, weight loss, and insomnia.  (See References)

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B) leukopenia

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

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C) depression

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

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D) visual changes

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Visual changes is a hallmark side effect of ethosuximide, but is less characteristic of felbamate.  (See References)

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E) psychosis

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Psychosis is a hallmark side effect of vigabatrin, but is less characteristic of felbamate.  (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 08
Question ID: 12080708
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 12/08/2007
Modified: 12/08/2007
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