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The Epilepsy Prescriber's Guide to Antiepileptic Drugs
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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 interactionssuggested pediatric dosing schedules for several drugsdiscussion about bone health, and vitamin D monitoring and supplementationinformation on teratogenicity in the sections on pregnancy. This handy pocket book will be an excellent companion for all clinicians that treat patients with epilepsy.


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.'

Source: Epilepsy and Behavior

'It provides practical and concise monographs for clinicians and allied health professionals on antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), including the newer AEDs … There is also a table at the end of the book summarising all known pharmacokinetic interactions between AEDs. … I have found it to be very useful in my practice …'

Anna Burgess Source: Neonatal & Paediatric Pharmacists Group

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