Antiepileptic drug trials in the elderly

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It is important to perform clinical trials of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in elderly because they differ in many ways from younger people. The response of elderly people to AEDs may not be predictable from studies focused exclusively on younger adults. Major issues of concern include altered absorption and metabolism, as well as the likelihood of interactions with concomitant medications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-48
Number of pages4
JournalEpilepsy Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2006

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Supported in part by NIH 2P50NS16308.


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