Epilepsy in the elderly.

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The active prevalence rate of epilepsy among persons over 65 years of age is approximately 1.5%, about twice the rate in younger adults. Treatment of epilepsy in the elderly is complicated by alterations in drug metabolism, use of concomitant medications, and multiple medical problems. Drug interactions are a major issue, and a full knowledge of the isoenzyme profile and protein-binding characteristics of each drug (antiepileptic and other) must be known.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)396-402
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent neurology and neuroscience reports
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2001


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