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The widely used anti-seizure medication Keppra can cause rare but serious behavioral side effects, including what users of the drug have called “Keppra rage.”

The widely used anti-seizure medication Keppra can cause rare but serious behavioral side effects, including what users of the drug have called “Keppra rage.”

The widely used anti-seizure medication Keppra can cause rare but serious behavioral side effects, including what users of the drug have called “Keppra rage.” “It’s important to let your health care provider know right away if you have any mood changes on Keppra,” said Rebekah J. Woods, D.O., neurologist, Norton Neuroscience Institute. Some epilepsy patients taking Keppra […]

Computer device in Florida girl’s head keeps seizures at bay

Computer device in Florida girl’s head keeps seizures at bay

Emma Coto and her family met with doctor after doctor looking for answers. They found them at Boston Children’s Hospital. CLEARWATER — It’s easier to feel than to see the slight bump on Emma Coto’s head. It comes from a small electrical device, reminiscent of the bottom half of an old flip phone, that doctors […]

This Antiseizure Medication Is Effective, Safe for Focal Seizures in Asian Patients

This Antiseizure Medication Is Effective, Safe for Focal Seizures in Asian Patients

Over a 12-week treatment period, adjunctive brivaracetam demonstrated efficacy and safety in Asian patients with focal seizure onset. Among Asian patients with focal onset seizures, brivaracetam, an antiseizure medication, successfully demonstrated efficacy and tolerability compared to placebo, according to study results presented at the American Epilepsy Society (AES) 2023 annual meeting, held from December 1 […]

Hard Conversations in Managing Epilepsy in Teenagers: Contraception

Hard Conversations in Managing Epilepsy in Teenagers: Contraception

ORLANDO, Fla.—Because of medication interactions, risks for abuse and the teratogenic effects of anti-seizure drugs, adolescents with epilepsy who become pregnant have a unique risk profile that should be addressed by their neurology care team, said Sarah Weatherspoon, MD, a pediatric epileptologist at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, in Memphis, Tenn., at the 2023 annual meeting […]

ADHD Among Unexpected Issues With Seizure Meds in Children

ADHD Among Unexpected Issues With Seizure Meds in Children

ORLANDO, Fla.—New data from Nationwide Children’s Hospital suggest comorbidities and social factors, not the type of or dose of an anti-seizure medication (ASM), are the primary drivers of side effect intensity in young patients with epilepsy, according to a presentation at the 2023 annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society. The researchers looked at the […]

Keto Diet on Par With Further Medication for Infants With Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

Keto Diet on Par With Further Medication for Infants With Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

— Diet may be considered a treatment option for some infants who continue to have seizures A ketogenic diet was similar in efficacy and tolerability to further anti-seizure medication for infants with drug-resistant epilepsy, a randomized clinical trial in the U.K. found. On the study’s primary outcome, the median number of seizures per day at […]

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