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Antiepileptic Medications 02

Topic: Pharmacology

Created on Friday, September 28 2007 by jdmiles

Last modified on Friday, September 28 2007.

Carbemazepine is indicated as monotherapy for which of the following seizure types?


 
        A) Absence seizures
 
        B) Carbamazepine should not be used as monotherapy
 
        C) Atonic seizures
 
        D) Complex partial seizures
 
        E) Myoclonic seizures
 

 


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A) Absence seizures

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Carbamazepine is effective as monotherapy or in combination with other agents for the treatment of partial seizures (particularly complex partial seizures), and generalized tonic-clonic seizures.  It is ineffective in the treatment of atonic and myoclonic seizures.  It is ineffective in the treatment of absence seizures, and may exacerbate absence seizures in some patients.  (See References)

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B) Carbamazepine should not be used as monotherapy

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Carbamazepine is effective as monotherapy or in combination with other agents for the treatment of partial seizures (particularly complex partial seizures), and generalized tonic-clonic seizures.  It is ineffective in the treatment of atonic and myoclonic seizures.  It is ineffective in the treatment of absence seizures, and may exacerbate absence seizures in some patients.  (See References)

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C) Atonic seizures

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Carbamazepine is effective as monotherapy or in combination with other agents for the treatment of partial seizures (particularly complex partial seizures), and generalized tonic-clonic seizures.  It is ineffective in the treatment of atonic and myoclonic seizures.  It is ineffective in the treatment of absence seizures, and may exacerbate absence seizures in some patients.  (See References)

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D) Complex partial seizures

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Carbamazepine is effective as monotherapy or in combination with other agents for the treatment of partial seizures (particularly complex partial seizures), and generalized tonic-clonic seizures.  It is ineffective in the treatment of atonic and myoclonic seizures.  It is ineffective in the treatment of absence seizures, and may exacerbate absence seizures in some patients.  (See References)

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E) Myoclonic seizures

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Carbamazepine is effective as monotherapy or in combination with other agents for the treatment of partial seizures (particularly complex partial seizures), and generalized tonic-clonic seizures.  It is ineffective in the treatment of atonic and myoclonic seizures.  It is ineffective in the treatment of absence seizures, and may exacerbate absence seizures in some patients.  (See References)

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References:

1. Browne, T.R., & Holmes, G.L. (2004). Handbook of Epilepsy, 3rd Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia.
2. Leppik, I.E. (2001). Contemporary Diagnosis and Management of the Patient with Epilepsy, 5th Edition. Handbooks in Health Care, Newtown, Pennsylvania.
3. Ilo E. Leppik, . . Handbooks in Health Care Company (ISBN:1931981574)Advertising:
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Antiepileptic Medications 02
Question ID: 092807062
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 09/28/2007
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