Use of modafinil in patients with epilepsy.

  title={Use of modafinil in patients with epilepsy.},
  author={Elinor Artsy and David C McCarthy and Shelley Hurwitz and Milena K. Pavlova and Barbara A. Dworetzky and Jong Woo Lee},
  journal={Epilepsy & behavior : E&B},
  volume={23 4},
Fatigue and excessive daytime sleepiness are common symptoms in patients with neurological injury. Modafinil has been shown to ameliorate these symptoms, but its use in patients with seizures has been limited because of safety concerns. Using a large centralized clinical registry, we performed a retrospective chart review of patients with a diagnosis of epilepsy who were given modafinil over a 10-year period. A total of 205 patients were analyzed. There were 91 patients who had seizures while… CONTINUE READING
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