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Pot Compound Alters Levels of Seizure Drug in Epilepsy Patients

Posted 11 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Aug. 11, 2017 – Scientists experimenting with the marijuana compound cannabidiol as an epilepsy treatment must evaluate any interactions with other anti-seizure drugs patients are taking, researchers report. The new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggests cannabidiol affects blood levels of several anti-seizure drugs, especially clobazam. Cannabidiol (CBD) has ...

Eisai Receives Approval for Antiepileptic Drug Banzel (rufinamide) As Adjunctive Treatment For Pediatric Patients

Posted 15 Feb 2015 by Drugs.com

Tokyo, Japan – February 16, 2015 – Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that its U.S. subsidiary Eisai Inc. has received approval of an additional pediatric indication for Eisai’s antiepileptic drug (AED) Banzel (rufinamide) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Through this approval, Banzel, which had been approved for the adjunctive treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut s ...

Epilepsy Drugs in Pregnancy May Affect Infants' Fine Motor Skills

Posted 25 Sep 2013 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25 – Young children exposed to epilepsy drugs in the womb are at increased risk of having impaired fine motor skills, according to a new study. Exposure to the drugs in breast milk, however, does not appear to pose a threat. Researchers looked at data collected from Norwegian mothers about their children's language, behavior, and motor and social skills at the ages of 6 months, ...

FDA Approves Banzel (rufinamide) Oral Suspension, 40 mg/mL

Posted 7 Mar 2011 by Drugs.com

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 4, 2011 - Eisai Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Banzel (rufinamide) Oral Suspension, 40 mg/mL, for the adjunctive treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) in children 4 years and older and adults. The oral suspension formulation is bioequivalent to the currently marketed Banzel ...

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