Antiepileptics in Epilepsy Treatment

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Details
CPD57m of CPD
First Published
Updated17 January 2021
Expires 17 January 2022
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia.

Course Overview

This Ausmed Course reviews best-practice treatment options for epilepsy and provides essential information on newer and existing antiepileptic medications.

Topics
  • Medications used for epilepsy
  • Medication selection criteria for epilepsy
  • Indications for antiepileptics
  • Adverse reactions and interactions of commonly used antiepileptics
Need

Antiepileptic therapy can be effectively used to help prevent seizures in epilepsy. Due to the risk of adverse effects associated with antiepileptic therapy, however, it is essential pharmacists and other healthcare professionals have the knowledge to correctly identify seizure types, differences between antiepileptics and their indications, as well as adverse medication effects, the safe withdrawal of treatment when necessary, and in some cases, the importance of concentration monitoring.

Purpose

The purpose of this Ausmed Course is to review the classification of seizure types and increase and/or revise knowledge of the medications used for treatment in epilepsy.

Learning Outcomes
  • Learning outcome one: Explain epilepsy classification.
  • Learning outcome two: Identify medications used for the treatment of epilepsy.
  • Learning outcome three: Compare antiepileptics.
  • Learning outcome four: Apply your knowledge of antiepileptics to patient scenarios.
Target Audience

Pharmacists and other health professionals who are involved in the prescribing, dispensing and administration of antiepileptic medications throughout patient care.

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Details
CPD57m of CPD
First Published
Updated17 January 2021
Expires
17 January 2022
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia.
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