n SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Ethosuximide in a patient with myoclonic astatic seizures : forum

Volume 83, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



Myoclonic astatic epilepsy is currently treated with valproic acid as the first line treatment of choice. However, this is based on expert opinion due to the paucity of good evidence1. Described here is the case of a 7-year-old boy with myoclonic astatic epilepsy, whose seizures could not be controlled on valproic acid monotherapy, and who rapidly improved with ethosuximide as add-on therapy.

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