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New recommendations for antiepileptic drug therapy: the last piece in the review of epilepsy care.

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Summary of "New recommendations for antiepileptic drug therapy: the last piece in the review of epilepsy care."

Antiepileptic drug (AED) therapy is symptomatic. New
AED:
s have not decreased the proportion of epilepsy patients resistant to pharmacological treatment. Lamotrigine, levetiracetam and carbamazepine are first-line options for focal seizures. Lamotrigine, levetiracetam and valproic acid are first-line options for generalized seizures. However, valproic acid is contraindicated during pregnancy unless there is no other effective treatment available, as well as for fertile girls/women unless the conditions of a specific pregnancy prevention programme are met.

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Name: Lakartidningen
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