BCPS 2013: Pediatric Seizures
Partial - VPA, CBZ, PHT PB, gabapentin, lamotrigine, tiagabine, topiramate, oxcarbazepine, zonisamide, levetiracetam
Tonic-clonic - VPA, CBZ, PHT Lamotrigine, topiramate, zonisamide, levetiracetam
Myoclonic - VPA Topiramate, zonisamide, levetiracetam
Absence - Ethosuximide, VPA Lamotrigine, zonisamide, levetiracetam
Lennox-Gastaut - VPA, topiramate, lamotrigine Rufinamide, clobazam, felbamate, zonisamide
Infantile spasms - ACTH Vigabatrin, lamotrigine, tiagabine, topiramate, VPA, zonisamide
Know the adverse effects and pharmacokinetics interactions of the medications listed above. Think about a scenario. Teen girl has acne, overweight, and seizures. Phenytoin should immediately be crossed of the list because of its side effect profile. Which drugs affect birth control pills effectiveness?
What type of seizure does ACTH cover? What type of seizure does ethosuximide cover?
I will start adding my Flashcards to these topics this week.