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Medical and Surgical Treatment

Medical and Surgical Treatment

Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are the mainstay in treatment of epilepsy. There are many AEDs available. When diagnosis of epilepsy is made, treatment should be started immediately. Diagnosing seizure type is important in choosing the best AED to treat epilepsy. There are many factors considered in choosing the most optimal drug. These factors include type of epilepsy syndrome, age, gender, ongoing other medical conditions, other medications taken, potential of becoming pregnant, side effect profile of each drug, and cost of medication. For example valproate has been...
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