New Epilepsy Rx Gets FDA Nod
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved Briviact (brivaracetam) as an add-on treatment to other medications to treat partial onset seizures in patients age 16 years and older with epilepsy.
New Guidance for Prolonged Seizure Treatment
When seizures go on for too long, they can put patients' lives at risk. And doctors now have some new guidance on how to treat patients with prolonged seizures.
Wear Purple for Epilepsy Awareness
November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month, and this year's themes are #DareTo Go the Distance and #DareTo Be Seizure Smart.
Rx Shows Promise for Epilepsy Patients
Epilepsy patients may have a new way to fight seizures. A new medication may reduce the number of seizures these patients have.
Epilepsy Rx Recalled Due to Complaints of Empty Capsules
Dayton, NJ, Aurobindo Pharma USA is voluntarily recalling lot GESB14011-A of Gabapentin Capsules, USP 300 mg 100-count bottles to the consumer level. The product lot has been found to contain some empty capsules.
Saving the Day When a Seizure Occurs
If someone nearby began to have a seizure, would you know how to react? National Epilepsy Awareness Month aims to highlight the proper steps and raise public awareness about epilepsy.
Epilepsy Rx During Pregnancy May Put Kids at Risk
Pregnant women face many choices as they prepare for the baby's arrival. And new research suggests that moms-to-be with epilepsy may have an extra decision to make about their medication.
Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet May Trim Epileptic Seizures
Medication can keep many adults with epilepsy from having seizures. For some, though, medication doesn't work. But new research suggests that diets low in carbs and high in fat may help.
Marijuana Compound May Treat Epilepsy
Medical marijuana has been used to treat nausea and lost appetite in some patients. New research suggests it may also prevent seizures in patients with epilepsy.
Five Neurosurgery Treatments to Question
In an effort to connect doctors and patients, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation puts out updated recommendations on the best treatment options. The latest installation of the ABIM Choosing Wisely series focuses on neurology.