Patients unaware of antiepileptic fall and fracture risk

The cross-sectional study of 150 users of AEDs attending the hospital’s epilepsy outpatient clinic and 506 matched non-AED users found that the odds of fracture increased 4-6%  with every year of use, amounting to a 40% increased risk for every decade on the drugs.

However more than 70% of patients established on antiepileptics (AEDs) and living in the community were unaware of their increased risk and wanted to know more about it, according to the research published in Neurology.

“The study indicates that awareness of these