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Choices of Antiepileptic Drugs Based on Specific Epilepsy Syndromes and Seizure Types 

Choices of Antiepileptic Drugs Based on Specific Epilepsy Syndromes and Seizure Types
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Choices of Antiepileptic Drugs Based on Specific Epilepsy Syndromes and Seizure Types
Author(s):

Ali A. Asadi-Pooya

and Michael R. Sperling

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190214968.003.0005
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date: 19 August 2019

Variables that affect a specific antiepileptic drug (AED)’s suitability for patients with epilepsy include AED-specific variables, patient-specific variables, and nation-specific variables. For many patients, several agents are good choices. However, for the generalized epilepsies, valproate may have the greatest efficacy, while in the localization-related epilepsies many drugs are potentially good choices.

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