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Friday, March 27 • 08:00 - 17:00
[VIRTUAL] Evaluating the Utilization of Antiepileptic Medications in Pediatric Patients on the Ketogenic Diet for Seizure Control

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Introduction: The ketogenic diet (KD) has been indicated to manage chronic seizures. With the development of newer anti-epileptic drugs (AED), little research has assessed AED carbohydrate composition impact on the KD.

Purpose: To evaluate the carbohydrate composition in common AEDs and their impact on pediatric KD adherence

Methods: Data were retrospectively collected and analyzed for drug carbohydrate content and effect on daily carbohydrate limits.

Results: Of 59 included patients, Topamax® had the greatest impact on drug carbohydrate limits whereas Keppra® had the smallest impact.

Conclusions: Medication carbohydrates should be considered when developing an AED regimen for patients on the KD.


Friday March 27, 2020 08:00 - 17:00 EDT