Choosing an antiepileptic. Selecting drugs for older patients with epilepsy.

@article{Leppik2005ChoosingAA,
  title={Choosing an antiepileptic. Selecting drugs for older patients with epilepsy.},
  author={Ilo Leppik},
  journal={Geriatrics},
  year={2005},
  volume={60 11},
  pages={42-7}
}
After age 65, the incidence of epilepsy increases rapidly. Approximately 1.5% of Medicare recipients and 10% of nursing home residents are being treated with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). The most commonly used AED is phenytoin, a first generation agent. Appropriate drug selection in this population is complicated by the fact that multiple comorbidity is… CONTINUE READING