Novel antiepileptic drugs: nursing implications.

V. L. Byers

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Abstract

It has been 14 years since the last AED was placed on the drug market in the United States. This article reviews four novel AEDs that hold promise for treating epilepsy. One drug, felbamate, has recently been released, while the other three are expected to be available within 5 years. Since nurses play a critical role in AED therapy, nursing intervention related to assessment, teaching and emotional support is important in the management of epilepsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-379
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Endocrine and Autonomic Systems
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Medical–Surgical

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