A Clinical Guide to Antiepileptic Drugs

A Clinical Guide to Antiepileptic Drugs

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This concise handbook provides practical, up-to-date clinical guidance on effectively selecting, prescribing and monitoring antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). The book provides comprehensive coverage of current treatment options, and in addition to a formal discussion of the basic pharmacology of each antiepileptic drug, the text also discusses how to choose pharmacotherapies depending upon underlying medical conditions and the type of epilepsy. The advantages and disadvantages of various drug therapies are reviewed and clear guidance is given as to which drugs should be used in various medical conditions.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 118 x 198 x 12mm | 299.37g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 10 black & white illustrations
  • 0195368215
  • 9780195368215
  • 2,043,849

Table of contents

1. Antiepileptic Drugs Dosage Forms and Administration Guidelines ; 2. Mechanisms of Action and Pharmacokinetic of Antiepileptic Drugs ; 3. Monitoring Antiepileptic Drugs and Their Toxicities ; 4. Choices of Antiepileptic Drugs Based on Specific Epilepsy Syndromes and Seizure Types ; 5. Clinically Important Drug Interactions with Antiepileptic Drugs ; 6. Aggravation of Seizures by Antiepileptic Drugs ; 7. Polytherapy with Antiepileptic Drugs ; 8. Antiepileptic Drugs in Pregnancy ; 9. Antiepileptic Drugs in Lactating Women ; 10. Antiepileptic Drugs in Elderly ; 11. Antiepileptic Drugs in Patients with Renal Disease ; 12. Antiepileptic Drugs in Patients with Liver Disease ; 13. Antiepileptic Drugs in Patients with Metabolic Disorders ; 14. Antiepileptic Drugs in Patients with Hyperlipidemia ; 15. Antiepileptic Drugs in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus ; 16. Antiepileptic Drugs in Patients with Cardiovascular Disorders ; 17. Antiepileptic Drugs in Patients withHematological Disorders ; 18. Antiepileptic Drugs in Patients on Chemotherapy ; 19. Antiepileptic Drugs in Patients with Stroke ; 20. Antiepileptic Drugs in Patients with Pre-existing Psychiatric Problems or Learning Disabilities ; 21. Antiepileptic Drugs and Cognition ; 22. Antiepileptic Drugs in Patients with Migraine Headaches ; 23. Antiepileptic Drugs in Patients with Neuropathic Pain Syndromes ; 24. Antiepileptic Drugs in Patients with History of Drug-Induced Skin Rash ; 25. Antiepileptic Drugs and Photosensitivity ; 26. Antiepileptic Drugs and Ophthalmologic Problems ; 27. Antiepileptic Drugs and Weight Change ; 28. Antiepileptic Drugs and Reduced Bone Mineral Density ; 29. Antiepileptic Drugs in Patients with HIV Infection / AIDSshow more