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briefcaseshow.com 1/30/18 Drugs for Treatment of Partial Onset Seizures: Full Extrapolation of Efficacy from Adults to Pediatric Patients 4 Years of Age and Older. The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Epilepsy Society (AES) have provided new recommended practice guidelines for the management of new-onset and treatment-resistant epilepsy. Adult onset epilepsies FERGUS J. RUGG-GUNN Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London Not all seizures occurring during adult life are due to epilepsy. Many are acute symptomatic seizures which must be recognised to avoid inappropriate antiepileptic drug (AED) treatment.
Based on recent evidence, the investigators recommend the use of gabapentin and topiramate in treatment for adult onset partial epilepsy and children with newly diagnosed epilepsy. Class I and II studies support the use of rufinamide, ezogabine, clobazam, perampanel, and immediate-release pregabalin as add-on therapy in adults with treatment-resistant focal epilepsy; however, the adverse events associated with treatment for adult onset partial epilepsy therapies warrant careful consideration prior to prescribing. For monotherapy recommendations in adults with new-onset epilepsy with either focal epilepsy or unclassified tonic-clonic seizures, lamotrigine should be considered over gabapentin or immediate-release carbamazepine due to better tolerability, according to class II evidence. In addition, class II evidence appears to demonstrate no difference between controlled-release carbamazepine and levetiracetam or zonisamide in terms of reducing seizure frequency in patients with focal epilepsy or unclassified tonic-colonic seizures. Lamotrigine is recommended over pregabalin in reducing secondarily generalized tonic-clonic seizures within a 6-month period. In adults with treatment-resistant focal epilepsy, class II evidence points to eslicarbazepine as a possibly effective monotherapy for reducing seizure frequency.
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