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Antiepileptic Drugs May Up Death Risk in Patients With Alzheimer Disease

FRIDAY, June 5, 2020 – Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are associated with a higher risk for mortality in patients with Alzheimer disease (AD), according to a study published online May 19 in Neurology....

CBT Offers Some Benefits in Adults With Dissociative Seizures

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2020 – For adults with dissociative seizures, cognitive behavioral therapy plus standardized medical care is not associated with a reduced frequency of monthly seizures but does...

Aftermath of Seizures Troubling for Those With Epilepsy

FRIDAY, April 17, 2020 – The main focus of epilepsy treatment is seizure control, but the aftereffects of seizures are also a major concern for many patients, experts say. More than 70% of people...

Don't Believe All the 'Science' on CBD Products

MONDAY, March 16, 2020 – Cannabidiol – commonly known as CBD – might not be all it is touted to be, new research suggests. Instead, existing evidence on the potential benefits of the compound...

Rare Disease Put This Young Mom in a Coma for 7 Months

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 – Kertisha Brabson's mom rushed to the hospital after being told her adult daughter was acting out of her mind. "She was talking out of her head, dancing like she was at a...

FDA Approves Valtoco (diazepam nasal spray) as a Seizure Rescue Treatment

SAN DIEGO, CA – January 13, 2020 – Neurelis, Inc., today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Valtoco (diazepam nasal spray) as an acute treatment of intermittent, s...

Gabapentinoids and Opioids a Deadly Combo: FDA

THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2019 – New warnings about the risk of dangerous breathing difficulties when gabapentinoids are used with opioids or by certain patients must now appear on product labels, the U.S....

CBD Medicine May Help Ease Another Form of Seizure

SATURDAY, Dec. 7, 2019 – Prescription-grade CBD may help control hard-to-treat seizures caused by a rare genetic disorder, a preliminary study suggests. The study involved 224 patients with tuberous...

Three Drugs for Severe Epileptic Seizures Are Equally Effective: Study

THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2019 – Three drugs used to treat severe seizures in epilepsy patients are equally effective, a new study finds. The three medications – levetiracetam (Keppra and Roweepra),...

FDA Approves XCOPRI for Treatment of Partial-Onset Seizures

MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2019 – XCOPRI (cenobamate) has received approval for the treatment of partial-onset seizures in adults, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last week. Following a...

She Lives With Seizures, and Public Stigma, Every Day

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 – Most of the time, Eva Wadvinski is a typical college student. Then suddenly, she isn't. Wadvinski has epilepsy and has disruptive seizure clusters as often as 40 times a...

Clues to Why Epileptic Seizures Can Halt Breathing

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 – Higher levels of the brain chemical serotonin are linked to a lower risk of potentially deadly seizure-related breathing pauses in people with epilepsy, researchers say....

Some Meds and Driving a Dangerous Duo

SATURDAY, July 27, 2019 – Be careful about what medications you take before you get behind the wheel. Most drugs won't affect your ability to drive, but some prescription and over-the-counter (OTC)...

FDA Grants First Approvals for Generic Versions of Lyrica

TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 – Nine drug companies have received approval for the first generic versions of Lyrica (pregabalin), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced. The generic versions of...

Teens Risk Seizures, Coma When They Use 'Synthetic Pot'

MONDAY, July 8, 2019 – Teens who use Spice, K2 or other synthetic marijuana products may risk medical harm, including coma and seizures, researchers report. A review of emergency department records...

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