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Initial Treatment of Localization-Related Epilepsy

Derek J. Chong

in Epilepsy

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199743506
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322794 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199743506.003.0010

Series: What Do I Do Now

Initial Treatment of Localization-Related Epilepsy

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There are over a dozen medications available to reduce the risk of partial onset seizures. The current motto of “no seizures, no side effects” requires tailoring the choice of medication based on its characteristics and side-effect profile with the patient’s own priorities. Mood and weight change are among the issues that are often important to patients.

Chapter.  1188 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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