Minimizing AED Adverse Effects: Improving Quality of Life in the Interictal State in Epilepsy Care

Published: 17 Feb 2020
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Click the link below to see a research paper discussing the adverse side effects of AEDs (Anti-Epileptic Drugs), and how to reduce them to improve the quality of life between seizures. Specific Topics in paper:


Defining and Identifying Adverse Effects of Epilepsy Therapies

Properties of AEDs (such as Carbamazepine and Ethosuximide)

Adverse Events Profile (Such Unsteadiness, Tiredness and Headaches on a scale of Never –> Always/Often)

Minimising AED Adverse Effects

Reducing Polytherapy (multiple drugs being used) Reduces Adverse Effects

AED Selection

AED Titration and Target Dose

AED Sequencing and Polytherapy Considerations

AED Therapeutic Monitoring: Treat the patient, not the level

Prevention of Idiosyncratic Adverse Effects of AEDs

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