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I posted a similar post about this topic last week & the link was very interesting to read.Did you see this in the epilepsy news?
Epilepsy drugs increase risk of fractures and falls
Who knew AEDs affected bone health? I was aware that Topamax does, but didn't know about the others.
Thanks Eric,I know Tegretol (Carbamazapine) is one of them.
You're lucky. I've been on it for a few decades & it is the only one that seems to have any effect on my seizures.Thanks Eric,
Tegretol is the AED which I am slowly coming of at the moment.
Bone Health and Epilepsy: Are your bones brittle?It is not clear how long it will take to develop bone density problems in patients taking AEDs. Once a patient has been on an AED for approximately 5 years, physicians may consider testing bone density. Certain AEDs have clear studies indicating an association with osteoporosis. These AEDs include phenytoin (= Dilantin), carbamazepine (=Tegretol, Carbatrol), valproic acid (= Depakote) and phenobarbital. The newer AEDs have not been as clearly shown to be associated with bone density loss, but fewer studies are available.
I've been on Tegretol for 10 years, its the 1st med the Neurologist tried put me on after I started taking the seizures again.You're lucky. I've been on it for a few decades & it is the only one that seems to have any effect on my seizures.
Thanks for the link Eric.