Certain antiepileptic meds may raise meningitis risk

01/6/2014 | Family Practice News

Patients who took the antiepileptic drugs gabapentin, levetiracetam or topiramate were more likely to develop aseptic meningitis than those who used lamotrigine, according to a study of more than 719,000 people ages 2 and up. Among the drugs, levetiracetam had the highest hazard ratio. The findings were presented at the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society.

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