Choice Antiepileptic Drug (AED)medication in children    Seizure type/syndrome First Line Second Line Drugs to avoid Focal seizures CBZ,LTG,OXC,TPM,VPA CLB,GBP,LEV,PHT,TGB,ZON,PGN   Generalised Seizures          Absence ESM,LTG,VPA CLB,CLN,TPM CBZ,GBP,OXC,TGB,VGB GTC CBZ,LTG,VPA,TPM CLB,LEV,OXC,ZON TGB,VGB Myoclonic VPA,TPM" /> ICNApedia - Choice of Antiepileptic drugs (AED)

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Choice Antiepileptic Drug (AED)medication in children   
Seizure type/syndrome First Line Second Line Drugs to avoid
Focal seizures CBZ,LTG,OXC,TPM,VPA CLB,GBP,LEV,PHT,TGB,ZON,PGN  
Generalised Seizures         
Absence ESM,LTG,VPA CLB,CLN,TPM CBZ,GBP,OXC,TGB,VGB
GTC CBZ,LTG,VPA,TPM CLB,LEV,OXC,ZON TGB,VGB
Myoclonic VPA,TPM LTG,CLB,CLN,LEV,Piracetam CBZ,GBP,OXC,TGB,VGB
Tonic LTG,VPA CLB,CLN,LEV,TPM CBZ,OXC
Atonic LTG,VPA LEV,TPM,CLB,CLN CBZ,OXC,PHT
Childhood absence epilepsy ESM,LTG,VPA LEV,TOP CBZ,OXC,PHT,TGB,VGB
Juvenile absence epilepsy LTG,VPA LEV,TPM CBZ,OXC,PHT,TGB,VGB
Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy LTG,VPA CLB,CLN,TPM,LEV CBZ,OXC,PHT,TGB,VGB
BECTS CBZ,LTG,OXC,VPA LEV,TPM  
BCOS CBZ,LTG,OXC,VPA LEV,TPM  
Infantile spasms VGB,Steroids CLB,CLN,VPA,TPM CBZ,OXC
Dravets VPA,TPM,CLB,CLN LEV,Stiripentol CBZ,LTG,OXC,VGB
Lennox-Gastuat Syndrome VPA,LTG,TPM CLB,CLN,ESM,LEV,RUF CBZ,OXC
Landau-Kleffner syndrome Steroids,LTG,VPA LEV,TPM CBZ,OXC
<str{TABULIZER-CARET-POSITION-MARK-F6ZX7E39DE6G}ong>CSWS Steroids,CLB,CLN,VPA,LTG,ESM LEV,TPM CBZ,OXC,VGB
Myoclonic astatic epilepsy CLB,CLN,VPA,TPM LEV,LTG CBZ,OXC
CBZ: Carbamazepine, LTG: Lamotrigine, OXC: oxcarbazpine, VPA: sodium valproate, TPM: Topiramate, CLB: clobazam, GBP: gabapentin, LEV: levetiracetam, PHT: Phenytoin, TGM: tiagabine, ZON: zonisamide, PGN: pregabalin, ESM: Ethosuximide, CLN: clonazepam, RUF: rufinamide, VGB: vigabatrin      
Source:Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Neurology, EPILEPSY, Oxford University Press      
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