Understanding Antiepileptic Drugs: Guiding You Through the Maze of Options

Paperback | June 18, 2014

byBernd Pohlmann-Eden, Bernhard J. Steinhoff

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Understanding Antiepileptic Drugs enhances patient knowledge and to acts as a facilitator to fill a significant gap in patient-physician communication in the field of epilepsy. There are several studies which show evidence that compliance in taking medication is absolutely crucial forsuccessful medical treatment. A precondition for compliance, in addition to a trusting patient-physician relationship, is the ability to understand the medication under discussion and to be competent to be able to ask the right questions of your doctor. The ultimate goal should be to make thepatient the expert of their condition. Patients often feel overwhelmed by the usual product monograph and they can become lost in complex information they do not understand or know how to prioritize.

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Understanding Antiepileptic Drugs enhances patient knowledge and to acts as a facilitator to fill a significant gap in patient-physician communication in the field of epilepsy. There are several studies which show evidence that compliance in taking medication is absolutely crucial forsuccessful medical treatment. A precondition for com...

Bernd Pohlmann-Eden, MD, PhD, is Professor of Neurology, Pharmacology and Psychology and Director Epilepsy Program Development and of the Member Brain Repair Center at Dalhousie University. Bernhard J. Steinhoff is Medical Director at Epilepsiezentrum Kork.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:June 18, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199358915

ISBN - 13:9780199358915

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Table of Contents

Foreword 1st English EditionForeword 5th German EditionPrefaceIntroductionPatient RecommendationsGeneric DrugsSlow Release DrugsOrphan Drugs1. Carbamazepine2. Clobazam3. Eslicarbazepine acetate4. Ethosuximide5. Felbamate6. Gabapentine7. Lacosamide8. Lamotrigine9. Levetiracetam10. Oxcarbazepine11. Perampanel12. Phenobarbital / Primidone13. Phenytoin14. Pregabalin15. Retigabine16. Rufinamide17. Stiripentol18. Tiagabine19. Topiramate20. Valproic Acid21. Vigabatrin22. Zonisamide