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Epilepsy Patient Information Leaflets

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AED Patient Information

This document encompasses all the most commonly used anti-epileptic medications. A brief description is provided for each medication which includes indications, side effects, care with other drugs, effects of alcohol and special notes for women such as interaction with the contraceptive pill and pregnancy issues.  
The medications included are:

  • Carbamazepine
  • Gabapentin
  • Lacosamide
  • Lamotrigine
  • Levetiracetam
  • Oxcarbazepine
  • Phenytoin
  • Pregabalin
  • Sodium Valproate
  • Tiagbine
  • Topiramate
  • Zonisamide.

Anti-epileptic Medications Poster   

Poster illustrating packaging & tablet shape / dose for commonly used anti-epileptic medications.  

Epilepsy & Everyone    

An introduction to the medical and social issues for people with epilepsy.
Epilepsy and Everyone will arm you with the facts about epilepsy so that,whether you have it yourself, care for someone with it or just have an interest in epilepsy, you will feel more confident in your understanding of the condition.   

Epilepsy and Safety  

A general look at aspects of everyday life, where there could be a risk of injury during a seizure, and how to reduce that risk. 

Epilepsy Surgery

If you have been identified as a possible candidate for epilepsy surgery by your Consultant Neurologist, you should find the information in this booklet helpful and informative.

Information for patients suffering from Non-epileptic attacks   

Non-Epileptic Seizures Treatment (NEST) Group 2006 
Non-epileptic Attacks: Information for patients, friends and family. 

Memory and Epilepsy   

A guide to improving memory function in people with epilepsy.
An explanation of the difficulties that can be faced by people with epilepsy, and simple strategies that may help to overcome them. 

Malformation risks of Anti-Epileptic Drugs used in pregnancy  

Malformation risks of anti-epileptic drugs in pregnancy. A prospective study from the UK Epilepsy and Pregnancy Register. 

Seizures Explained    

An informative explanation of seizure classification and types for people with epilepsy or with an interest in epilepsy. 

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