Rational Polytherapy with Antiepileptic Drugs
AbstractApproximately 30–40% of patients do not achieve seizure control with a single antiepileptic drug (AED). With the advent of multiple AEDs in the past 15 years, rational polytherapy, the goal of finding combinations of AEDs that have favorable characteristics, has become of greater importance. We review the theoretical considerations based on AED mechanism of action, animal models, human studies in this field, and the challenges in finding such optimal combinations. Several case scenarios are presented, illustrating examples of rational polytherapy.
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Lee, J.W.; Dworetzky, B. Rational Polytherapy with Antiepileptic Drugs. Pharmaceuticals 2010, 3, 2362-2379.
Lee JW, Dworetzky B. Rational Polytherapy with Antiepileptic Drugs. Pharmaceuticals. 2010; 3(8):2362-2379.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lee, Jong Woo; Dworetzky, Barbara. 2010. "Rational Polytherapy with Antiepileptic Drugs." Pharmaceuticals 3, no. 8: 2362-2379.