Medication management after epilepsy surgery: opinions versus facts.

  title={Medication management after epilepsy surgery: opinions versus facts.},
  author={Lara E. Jehi},
  journal={Epilepsy currents},
  volume={13 4},
Commentary Antiepileptic drug (AED) discontinuation after surgery is a very polarizing issue. The driving forces on either end of the debate are obvious: discontinuing AEDs could eliminate unnecessary side effects, improve quality of life, and reduce cost, while maintaining AEDs could avoid potential risks of breakthrough seizures and their untoward consequences. Every epileptolo-gist " believes " in an ideal candidate patient population, in a best time to initiate AED withdrawal—if at all—and… CONTINUE READING