News-Medical: Antiepileptic drug use associated with elevated stroke risk in Alzheimer’s patients

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Injury, Brain Research

Antiepileptic drug use is associated with an increased risk of stroke among persons with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The risk did not differ between old and new antiepileptic drugs. The results were published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The risk of stroke was particularly elevated for the first three months of antiepileptic drug use, and remained elevated after accounting for several chronic disorders, socioeconomic position and use of concomitant medications. (October 10, 2018)

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