Antiepileptic Agents

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Fari052
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280047
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Antiepileptic Agents
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2014-07-31 00:57:43
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Epilepsy
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Anticonvulsant Agents
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  1. MOA?
    Block the firing of neurotransmitters leading to raised level of depolarization
  2. What is epilepsy?
    • A neurological disorder defined as paroxysmal, recurring seizures.
    • Involves disturbances in neuronal electrical activity.
    • Can me partial, generalized(grand mal, petit mal, myoclonic and atonic) or status epileptic
  3. Adverse reactions?
    Sedation and loss of cognitive processes
  4. Contradictions?
    Hypersensitivity to TCAs
  5. Special considerations?
    Monotherapy is preferred to polytherapy
  6. GN for Lamictal
    Lamotrigine
  7. BN for Lamotrigine
    Lamictal
  8. GN for Topamax
    Topiramate
  9. BN for Topiramate
    Topamax
  10. GN for Trileptal
    Oxcarbazepine
  11. BN for Oxcarbazepine
    Trileptal
  12. GN for Neurontin
    Gabapentin
  13. BN for Gabapentin
    Neurontin
  14. GN for Dilantin
    Phenytoin
  15. BN for Phenytoin
    Dilantin
  16. GN for Klonopin
    BN for Clonazepam
  17. BN for Clonazepam
    Klonopin

    *Controlled substance
  18. BN for Diazepam
    Valium

    *Controlled substance
  19. GN for Valium
    Diazepam
  20. GN for Depakote ER
    divalproex sodium
  21. BN for divalproex sodium
    Depakote ER

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