Side Effects of AEDs

Published: 17 Feb 2020
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See below a downloadable pdf resource by Epilepsy Scotland talking about the side effects of Anti-Epileptic Drugs (AEDs), including more information about the following topics:

 

Common side effects – this includes lethargy, drowsiness, tiredness, dizziness, headaches, and weight gain / loss.

 

Side effects to watch out for – side effects such as rashes should be brought up to your doctor immediately

 

Ways to cut down side effects – Change the drug and / or quantity of the drug

 

Osteoporosis and osteomalacia – Long term usage of AEDs can increase the risk of brittle or thinning bones

 

Also includes more information about the Yellow Card reporting scheme, and reliable sources of internet research.


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