Epilepsy; Antiepileptic Drug Profiles

P. Farooque, K. Detyniecki, R. H. Mattson

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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Twenty antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are available in the USA and many areas of the world for chronic therapy to prevent or minimize seizures. For some seizure types, efficacy differences are modest, but all the drugs are distinctive in one or more ways and possess unique mechanisms of action, side effects, or pharmacokinetics. An understanding of these properties is needed to make an optimal selection of monotherapy and combined AED therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780123851574
ISBN (Print)9780123851581
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Adverse effects
  • Antiepileptic drugs
  • Efficacy
  • Formulations
  • Interactions
  • Mechanism of action
  • Pharmacokinetics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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