About Careers MedBlog Contact us

Skin Blisters and Bleeding for Some Asian Patients on Epilepsy Drug

by Savitha C Muppala on November 27, 2008 at 9:49 AM
Font : A-A+

 Skin Blisters and Bleeding for Some Asian Patients on Epilepsy Drug

Epileptic medications such as Dilantin, Phenytek and Cerebyx have reportedly caused skin blisters and bleeding for some Asian patients. Following such reports, The FDA has begun to keenly monitor these drugs.

Initial investigation suggests that patients with the gene HLA-B1502 carry an enhanced risk of skin reactions upon use of the said drug. Nearly 10% to 15% of patients who have reported such reactions belong to Asia, especially from China, Thailand, and Malaysia.


Victims experienced skin reactions few months after commencing medication.

The agency has directed that the drug carbamazepine, sold under brand names of Tegretol and Carbatrol, be closely monitored for skin reactions.

Source: Medindia


Recommended Reading

Latest Drug News

 India's First Urinary Incontinence Drug Launched
India's First Urinary Incontinence Drug Fesobig may offer Affordable treatment for Overactive Bladder (OAB), a widely prevalent problem among Indian men and women.
 New Ray of Hope for Atrial Fibrillation Patients With Kidney Disease
Oral anticoagulant drugs, particularly Rivaroxaban presented superior efficacy and safety than warfarin in atrial fibrillation patients with chronic kidney disease.
Anti-viral Drug Bulevirtide Helps Treat Chronic Hepatitis D
Patients with hepatitis D virus-related chronic advanced liver disease are treated with an antiviral therapy.
Antiviral Drug Paxlovid Linked to Lower Risk of Hospital Admission
Among people with COVID-19, Paxlovid drug was found to reduce hospitalization and death risk by 90%, revealed study.
Price Cap Move Will Place Eli Lilly Strongly in Insulin Market
Lilly will likely maintain or increase its market share in the insulin space as the average out-of-pocket cost for its insulin products is already below the $35 price cap.
View All
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close

Skin Blisters and Bleeding for Some Asian Patients on Epilepsy Drug Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests