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What is the drug of choice in treating absence seizures?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: Whatever works

Several medications have been successful in treating absence seizures.
In children this may be ethosuximide, valproate, lamictal, etc. In adults with focal abnormalities this may include trileptal, vimpat, (lacosamide) zonegran, etc. A quality eeg is necessary, and a good neurological evaluation is necessary.

In brief: Whatever works

Several medications have been successful in treating absence seizures.
In children this may be ethosuximide, valproate, lamictal, etc. In adults with focal abnormalities this may include trileptal, vimpat, (lacosamide) zonegran, etc. A quality eeg is necessary, and a good neurological evaluation is necessary.
Dr. William Goldie
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