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.
Author: Epilepsy Scotland