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Discontinuing anticonvulsant medication in children
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Smith R, Ball R
Discontinuing anticonvulsant medication in children

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  • First published September 1, 2002.
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September 01, 2002
  • Table 1 Discontinuing anticonvulsant medication
    CitationStudy groupStudy type (level of evidence)OutcomeKey results

    Tennison et al (1994)149 children with epilepsy randomised to 6 week or 9 month taper after 2 or 4 year seizure free intervalProspective, randomised unblinded trial (level 1b)Seizure recurrenceNo difference in seizure recurrence rate between 6 week and 9 month taper (p=0.38) Relative risk reduction = 8% 95% CI -34% to +50%

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