Quick Study: Anti-epileptic Drugs (AEDs)

OCTOBER 18 – NOVEMBER 15 | TUESDAYS 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST | WEEKLY

This program provides an overview of anti-seizure medications and indications according to seizure type. Learn about commonly used anti-seizure medications, how to titrate and adjust medications, and drug interactions.

  • Next Session

    October 18, 2022

    12:00 pm 1:00 pm

    Session 1: When to prescribe

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This Quick Study series is facilitated by Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

Syllabus

  • Identify the factors to consider when starting a medication for epilepsy
  • Identify indications for common antiseizure medications according to seizure type
  • Discuss how to titrate and adjust medications
  • Describe commonly used anti-seizure medications in terms of their use, side effect profiles, and therapeutic drug monitoring considerations
  • Identify pros and cons of new vs. old anti-seizure medications
  • Discuss considerations for combining AEDs in the treatment of epilepsy
  • Discuss recommendations for AED withdrawal
  • Describe common issues regarding withdrawal of AEDs
  • Explore classes of medications that are highly susceptible to AED interactions
  • Discuss management implications of AED and drug interactions (dosage adjustment)

Clinical Leads

Dr. Sharon Whiting

Medical Lead, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario

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