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AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000426683.92278.0b
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New Antiseizure Medication Approved

Aschenbrenner, Diane S. MS, RN

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* Perampanel (Fycompa) has been approved to treat partial-onset seizures (with or without generalized seizures) when other antiepileptic therapy hasn't been sufficient.

* Perampanel, which is used in addition to other antiepileptic medications, can induce serious or even life-threatening psychiatric or behavioral changes. These adverse effects are more likely to occur during dosage escalation or when larger doses are prescribed.

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