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%