Epilepsy in the Elderly Full Text
International Journal of Gerontology, 06/29/2012
Chen LA et al. – According to the high recurrence rate of seizure and the good response to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in elderly patients, the proper choice from various AEDs for seizure control is very important. Decision–making for AED choice depends on many different factors, including pharmacological properties, efficacy, tolerability from side effects, drug interactions, and medical comorbidities. The newer AEDs with lesser adverse effects and fewer drug interactions appear to be reasonable treatment options for elderly patients. However, more evidence from clinical trials in this specific age group is warranted.