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1

Which anti seizure drugs are sodium channel blockers?

Lamotrigine
Carbamazepine
Phenytoin
Sodium valproate

2

How else does sodium valproate work (other than by sodium channel inhibition)?

Increases GABA concentration

3

What may Ethosuximide be useful for (although it is not first line)?

absent seizures

4

Which medication is highly teratogenic?

sodium valproate

5

First line for partial seizures?

Carbamazepine

6

First line for generalized and absence seizures?

sodium valproate

7

Second line for generalized seizures?

lamotrigine

8

When should drug therapy be started?

after a minimum of 2 fits

9

How many drugs should be used at a time?

only one at a time

10

Which drug may cause gum hypertrophy?

phenytoin

11

Which drug may cause a skin rash?

carbamazepine

12

How does ethosuximide work?

Calcium channel inhibitor