Getting Shrewd on Epilepsy Medicine Side-Effects
Published: 17 Feb 2020
Click the links below to see an in depth article covering the possible side effects of anti-epilepsy drugs (AEDs), why these might occur and how patients can manage them. Also includes information about the yellow card scheme.
See below the topics / questions covered in the article:
What are some of the more common side effects from epilepsy medicines?
Where can I find out about the side effects of my particular medicine?
Is it normal to get side effects?
Will there definitely be side effects to my medicines?
Does anything make side effects more likely to occur or worse?
What can my doctor do if my medicine is controlling my seizures but I’m getting bad side effects?
Will my medicines affect my birth control?
Will my medicines affect my baby if I get pregnant?
Will my medicines affect my memory?
Will my medicines affect any other medicines I take for other conditions?
If I’ve been taking older epilepsy medicines for many years and am living with the side-effects, is there something I can do now?
What is the Yellow Card Scheme and why is it important?
Author: Dr Rhys Thomas