Antiepileptic Drugs: Pharmacology, Epilepsy Indications, and Selection

Jeffrey W. Britton, Julie Cunningham

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdult Epilepsy
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages39
ISBN (Print)9780470741221
StatePublished - Mar 18 2011


  • Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) - and treatment for epilepsy
  • Antiepileptic drugs - pharmacology, epilepsy indications and selection
  • Cost comparison, branded AEDs and generic bioequivalents - average wholesale price (AWP) for dosage
  • Efficacy of AED medications - in newly diagnosed epilepsy, few differences between first and second generation therapies in seizure control
  • Epilepsy syndrome and seizure type - accurate seizure classification, first step in AED selection process
  • Ethosuximide, for treatment of generalized absence seizures
  • Lamotrigine, adjuvant treatment - for conversion to monotherapy in partial seizures
  • Major toxicities, and AEDs - and characteristic side effects
  • Pharmacokinetic drug-drug interactions - involving AEDs
  • Seizure classification and AED selection - medical conditions influencing AED selection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience

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