Neha Tandon, Milica Radosavljevic, Danijela Vucevic, Miroslav Radenkovic, Jasna Jancic, Janko Samardzic

Anti-seizure Medications: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Pharmacology
  • General Neuroscience

Abstract: Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition characterized by unprovoked, recurrent seizures. There are several types of epilepsy, and the cause of the condition can vary. Some cases of epilepsy have a genetic component, while others may be caused by brain injuries, infections, or other underlying conditions. Treatment for epilepsy typically involves anti-seizure medications (ASMs), although different approaches, such as surgery or a special diet, may be considered in specific cases. The treatment aims to effectively manage and potentially eliminate seizures while minimizing any accompanying side effects. Many different ASMs are available, and the choice of medication depends on several factors, including the type of seizures, the patient's age, general health, and potential drug interactions. For the treatment of epilepsy, there have been significant advancements in recent decades, which have led to the approval of many different ASMs. Newer ASMs offer a broader range of mechanisms of action, improved tolerability profiles, and reduced drug interactions compared to older drugs. This review aims to discuss the pharmacological characteristics, clinical applications, effectiveness, and safety of ASMs, with a particular emphasis on various age groups, especially children. Moreover, this review seeks to provide a comprehensive understanding of ASM therapy for epilepsy management, assisting physicians in selecting suitable ASMs for their patients.

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