2. Treatment guidelines Epilepsy care has evolved considerably in the past decade, with new approaches and a wider array of treatments.

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Louis F. Trost III, MD, Richard C. Wender, MD, Cary C. Suter, MD, Jay H. Rosenberg, MD, Diana I. Brixner, PhD, RPh, Ann Marie Von Worley, RN, Margaret J. Gunter, PhD, National Epilepsy Management Panel

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Volume 118 No. 6


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DOI: 10.3810/pgm.2005.12.1769
Abstract: In this second of two articles on new epilepsy guidelines for primary care physicians, the authors discuss which treatments are the most effective in adults with this disease. They describe the antiepileptic drugs that are currently approved and elucidate the differences between established and newer options. Detailed algorithms cover pharmacotherapy, follow-up, and ongoing maintenance.