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Adverse effects of AEDs 11

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 tiagabine?

 
        A) Hypersalivation
 
        B) Insomnia
 
        C) Hyponatremia
 
        D) Impaired cognition
 
        E) Tremor
 

 


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A) hypersalivation

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

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B) insomnia

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

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C) hyponatremia

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Hyponatremia is a hallmark side effect of oxcarbazepine and carbamazepine, but is less characteristic of tiagabine.  (See References)

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D) impaired cognition

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Impaired cognition is a hallmark side effect of topiramate, but is less characteristic of tiagabine.  (See References)

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E) tremor

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Side effects of tiagabine include tremor, nervousness, and emotional changes.  (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 11
Question ID: 12080711
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 12/08/2007
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