Archived AES Symposia 2007
Annual Fundamentals of Epilepsy: Pharmacology 101
Program Length: 2 hrs 1 min
This symposium is designed to provide a basic background on the significant roles that pharmacology and pharmacokinetics play in the efficacy and safety of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Specifically, the symposium will address the pharmacologic actions that contribute to the anticonvulsant properties of the various AEDs. Basic pharmacokinetic and pharmacogenetic parameters in the treatment of patients with epilepsy, as well as drug interactions, and their effect on AED dosing, efficacy, and safety will be discussed.
- Evaluate the core mechanisms of action of AEDs and their potential relationship to individual therapeutic responses in order to guide the management of patients
- Given the basic pharmacokinetic and pharmacogenetic characteristics of AEDs, recognize important considerations for patients taking AEDs including dosing, efficacy, safety, and drug interactions
- Describe the basic mechanisms of AED-mediated pharmacokinetic interactions and their clinical implications to patients receiving long-term medication for their epilepsy.
Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals
Mechanism of Action of Antiepileptic Drugs
H White, Ph.D
Pharmacokinetics: ABCs and the Antiepileptic Drugs
Gail Anderson, Ph.D
Drug Interactions: From Principles to Practice
Barry Gidal, Pharm.D
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed with regard to unapproved uses of products are solely those of the faculty and are not endorsed by the American Epilepsy Society or any manufacturers of pharmaceuticals.