New Skin Reaction Warning for Seizure Rx
Side effects are unfortunately a risk that come with many medications. This week, health officials are warning that an anti-seizure medication has been tied to serious skin reactions.
FDA Warns of Serious Skin Reactions with Anti-Seizure Rx
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning the public that the anti-seizure drug Onfi (clobazam) can cause rare but serious skin reactions that can result in permanent harm and death.
10 Celebrities with Chronic Illnesses
Fewer Seizures for Kids with TSC
Chronic seizures in childhood can be scary and stressful, and some parents turn to surgery in hopes of finding a permanent solution.
FDA Approves Label Changes for Anti-Seizure Drug Potiga
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved changes to the drug label of the anti-seizure drug Potiga ( ezogabine ), underscoring risks of abnormalities to the retina in the eye, potential vision loss, and skin discoloration, all of which may become permanent.
Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and Epilepsy
Pregnant women with a chronic condition must balance the benefits of medication with the possible risks to their child. This is true especially for women with epilepsy.
New Treatment for Refractory Epilepsy
Trying to manage seizures in patients with refractory epilepsy — a type of epilepsy where medicine no longer works to control seizures — can be very challenging, but there may be renewed hope.
Playing Kids' Odds with the Flu
Even though the flu is a common illness each winter, that doesn't mean it's not a dangerous one. Children with certain chronic conditions are especially prone to complications from influenza.
Working Out Now to Help the Brain Later
The benefits to exercising can be immediate. More energy and better sleep are two. While fitness has immediate effects on the body now, fitness as a young adult can also impact the body down the line, particularly where the brain is concerned.
Epilepsy Rx While Pregnant: Does Dose Matter?
Researchers have discovered a link between a common epilepsy medication and a specific birth defect in newborn babies. The study sheds light on how women taking epileptic medications during pregnancy can reduce their chance of having a baby with physical deformities.