A Pharmacist-Focused Review on Epilepsy: Improving Treatment Outcomes in Partial-Onset Seizures

Pharmacy Times, June 2013 Women's Health, Volume 79, Issue 6

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A Pharmacist-Focused Review on Epilepsy: Improving Treatment Outcomes in Partial-Onset Seizures

A. Scott Mathis, PharmD

Administrative Director Pharmacy and Medication Use Pharmacy Department Monmouth Medical Center Long Branch, New Jersey

Disclosures

The following contributors have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Faculty

A. Scott Mathis, PharmD

Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education Planning Staff

Judy V. Lum, MPA, and Elena Beyzarov, PharmD

Pharmacy Times Editorial Staff

Bea Riemschneider and David Allikas

PTOCPE uses an anonymous peer reviewer as part of content validation and conflict resolution. The peer reviewer has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of the educational activity, the participant should be able to:

1. Examine epidemiology and pathophysiology of various types of seizures in epilepsy, with focus on partial onset seizures

2. Discuss current management of epilepsy, including guidelines and available anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs)

3. Explore the role of newly emerging AEDs in treatment-refractory partial-onset seizures

4. Discuss the role of the pharmacist in educating patients on administration of AEDs and identifying and mitigating AED-related adverse effects and interactions

Target audience: Pharmacists

Type of activity: Knowledge

Release date: June 12, 2013

Expiration date: June 12, 2015

Estimated time to complete activity: 2 hours

Fee: Free

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