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First prescriptions for epilepsy

This CPD module aims to help the pharmacy team deal with first prescriptions for epilepsy.

Learning objectives

After completing this module, pharmacy technicians will be able to:

  • Identify the three main anti-seizure medicines (ASMs)
  • Recognise the side-effects caused by ASMs 
  • Signpost patients to useful resources. 

Contributing author: Trudy Thomas, epilepsy specialist pharmacist, Medway NHS Foundation Trust and Kent and Medway CCG, senior lecturer Medway School of Pharmacy.

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