Withdrawal of antiepileptic drugs

S. Shinnar*, A. T. Berg

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Abstract

Recent literature on withdrawing antiepileptic drug therapy in patients who are seizure free on antiepileptic drugs is reviewed. The average recurrence risk across studies is 29% at 2 years. Factors such as age of onset, etiology of seizures, the elearoencephalogram and the epileptic syndrome influence outcome. Factors that need to be considered by the clinician include not just the statistical risk of recurrence but also the consequences of a recurrence, which will be a function of age and sex.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-106
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Opinion in Neurology
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

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Anticonvulsants
Recurrence
Age of Onset
Epilepsy
Seizures
Drug Therapy

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  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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Shinnar, S. ; Berg, A. T. / Withdrawal of antiepileptic drugs. In: Current Opinion in Neurology. 1995 ; Vol. 8, No. 2. pp. 103-106.
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