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FOR ADJUNCTIVE TREATMENT OF PARTIAL SEIZURES IN CHILDREN ≥6 YEARS.

The Interactive Guideline Algorithm is intended to aid and not replace a clinical decision maker.

UK/DD/0098 Date of preparation: November 2021.

AGE AND ABILITY-APPROPRIATE LEVETIRACETAM
FORMULATION ALGORITHM FOR EPILEPSY

Desitrend

Questions

NEWLY DIAGNOSED
PATIENT
EXISTING EPILEPSY
PATIENT

Is the patient seizure free?

Yes
No

Is the patient or their carer struggling to administer their AED medication?

Yes
Don't know
No

IS NON-ADHERENCE A POTENTIAL REASON FOR LACK OF SEIZURE CONTROL?

Yes
No

Review formulation options with patient (oral liquid, granules, tablets) to establish patient preference

IS NON-ADHERENCE A POTENTIAL REASON FOR LACK OF SEIZURE CONTROL?

Yes
No

Define the patient type

Paediatric
Adult with Learning disabilities
Adult without Learning disabilities
Elderly

Is the patient aged between 0-5 years?

Yes
No

Does the patient have a feeding tube?

Yes
No

neonates
infants
2-5 years

Does the patient weigh 25Kg or more?

YES
NO
PI