BCPS 2013:  Pediatric Seizures

BCPS 2013: Pediatric Seizures

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Pediatric Seizures

Partial - VPA, CBZ, PHT PB, gabapentin, lamotrigine, tiagabine, topiramate, oxcarbazepine, zonisamide, levetiracetam

Generalized:

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.

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BCPS 2013:  Vaccines

BCPS 2013: Vaccines