This practical and concise book is an essential reference guide for use by all clinicians and allied health professionals that treat or care for patients with epilepsy. In full color throughout, this volume presents the antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), 34 in total, in alphabetical order and for each AED the information is divided into eight colored sections: general therapeutics, pharmacokinetics, interaction profile, adverse effects, dosing and use, special populations, overview, and suggested reading. This second edition has been extensively revised and updated. Specific additions include: • inclusion of the new drugs perampanel and retigabine (also called ezogabine) • updated pharmacokinetic interactions • suggested pediatric dosing schedules for several drugs • discussion about bone health, and vitamin D monitoring and supplementation • information on teratogenicity in the sections on pregnancy. This handy pocket book will be an excellent companion for all clinicians that treat patients with epilepsy.
- Includes all antiepileptic drugs that are licensed for clinical use around the world in a single volume
- Drugs are arranged alphabetically and information is presented in color-coded sections to aid navigation and help readers identify specific characteristics
- Fully updated to include the latest drugs, plus pediatric dosing and information on teratogenicity
Reviews & endorsements
Review of previous edition: '… very comprehensive and up to date and takes a practical approach. The content is highly clinically significant and well presented … Provides a wealth of invaluable information for all who treat patients with epilepsy.' Epilepsy and Behavior
Table of Contents
Ezogabine – see retigabine
Philip N. Patsalos, Institute of Neurology, University College London
Philip N. Patsalos is Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Consultant Clinical Pharmacologist, UCL Institute of Neurology, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, and the Epilepsy Society, Chalfont St Peter, UK.
Blaise F. D. Bourgeois, Boston Children’s Hospital
Blaise F. D. Bourgeois is Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, William G. Lennox Chair in Pediatric Epilepsy, and Director of the Division of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.