In which patient populations does the use of anticonvulsants vary for the treatment of epileptic seizures?

Updated: May 30, 2019
  • Author: David Y Ko, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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The use of anticonvulsants is slightly different in several populations of patients, including the following:

  • Neonates

  • Children

  • Elderly patients

  • Women on contraceptive agents

  • Pregnant women [57]

  • Patients with hepatic or renal insufficiency

  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) ̶ infected patients [58]


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