Antiseizure Medication Withdrawal

Publication Date: December 6, 2021

Key Points

Key Points

  • Epilepsy is a common disease of the brain and accounts for approximately 1% of the global burden of all disease. In the United States alone, an estimated 70,000–200,000 adults per year will present with a first unprovoked seizure.
  • Currently, epilepsy is not considered resolved until a patient is seizure-free for at least 10 years and off antiseizure medications (ASMs) for at least the last 5 years.

Treatment

...reatment...

...dults

...s who are seizure-free for at least 2 years, ther...

...discussing either ASM withdrawal or conti...

...ust include discussion that there is not strong...

...ians should counsel that recurrent seizur...

...ians must explore contributors to the quality...

...icians should discuss with seizure-free...

...inicians may discuss that the risk of...


...hildre...

...who are seizure-free for at least 18–24 months...

...icians should discuss with childre...

...cians should counsel that recurrent s...

...cians should explore contributors t...

...children seizure-free for at least 18–...

...izure-free for at least 18–24 months, in...

...nicians must take into account the known na...