30 essential anti-epilepsy drugs and their practical checklists

Epilepsy is a big problem for neurology. It is a common, and often life-long, disease. Epilepsy is like the mythical hydra – both in its diverse manifestations, and in its duplicitous evasion of treatment.

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The pillars of epilepsy treatment are the anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs). It is however a very tricky business to wield these very powerful tools. For example, one epilepsy medication may work wonders for one form of the epilepsy, and make another type much worse.

Cocktail of drugs. Phillppa Willitts on Flikr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/hippie/2563571511
Cocktail of drugs. Phillppa Willitts on Flikr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/hippie/2563571511

Any successful anti-epilepsy regime must therefore be carefully thought through, requiring a strategy that keeps the following key issues in mind all the time: mode of action, indications, dosing, side effects, interactions, and teratogenicity. With these in mind, Neurochecklists explored the difficult terrain, and came up with comprehensive but concise checklists for 30 essential anti-epilepsy drugs. What better way to navigate the choppy waters of epilepsy treatment? To help chart the course, here are 30 essential anti-epilepsy drugs and their practical checklists…in alphabetical order.

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Acetazolamide

Brivaracetam

Cannabidiol

Carbamazepine

Cenobamate

Clobazam

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Clonazepam

Eslicarbazepine

Ethosuximide

Everolimus

Felbamate

Gabapentin

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Lacosamide

Lamotrigine

Levetiracetam

Oxcarbazepine

Perampanel

Phenobarbitone

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Phenytoin

Piracetam

Pregabalin

Primidone

Rufinamide

Stiripentol

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Sulthiame

Tiagabine

Topiramate

Valproate

Vigabatrin

Zonisamide

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To explore these and many other comprehensive neurology checklists…

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