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Antiepileptic drugs patterns in elderly inpatients in a Brazilian tertiary center, Salvador, Brazil
Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
Epilepsy is very prevalent among elderly inpatients and treatment is far from ideal. Objective To analyze prescribing patterns of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) for hospitalized elderly with epilepsy, their relations with comorbidities and comedications. Method We assessed prescription regimen of elderly patients that were under AED use for treatment of epileptic seizures, during hospitalization. One hundred and nine patients were enrolled. AED regimen was categorized into two groups: Group 1doi:10.1590/0004-282x20140151 pmid:25410455 fatcat:fd6f4qsgsvfjbcpxg6a3cjzdii