A Pharmacist's Guide to Anticonvulsants
Paper Symposium
Activity Date: July 2005  — Activity Info: Volume2, (2)
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To provide community pharmacists with up-to-date information on the management of epilepsy with anticonvulsant drugs.

This activity is designed for community pharmacists. No prerequisites required.

The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE activity. At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Review the etiology, epidemiology, symptoms, and ramifications of epiles, and ramifications of epilepsy.
  • Identify the various mechanisms of actions for the currently available anticonvulsants.
  • Identify proper treatments for patients with special considerations, such as women of childbearing age, children, and the elderly.
  • Evaluate the differences in formulation of brand-name versus generic drugs, or vice versa, and identify potential risks and benefits of switching from a brand- name drug to a generic, or vice versa.
  • Review the role of the pharmacist in providing education and counseling, preventing, identifying, and managing medication adverse events, and ensuring that patients maintain optimal serum concentration levels of their medication.

The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy (UTCOP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for pharmacists.

This program is approved for 2 hours of credit (0.2 CEUs) and is sponsored by the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy who is approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Program #064-000-05-203-H01.

This continuing education activity was produced under the supervision of Glen E. Farr, PharmD, Associate Dean of Continuing Pharmacy Education, University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy.

The estimated time to complete this educational activity:  2 hours.
Release date: July 15, 2005. Expiration date: July 15, 2007.

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy name implies review of educational format, design, and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combinations of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings, and adverse effects, before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

A participant, sponsor, faculty member, or other individual wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of a program sponsored or co-sponsored by the UTCOP may contact the Associate Dean for Continuing Education in writing. The grievance will be reviewed and a response will be returned within 45 days of receiving the written statement. If not satisfied, an appeal to the Dean of the College of Pharmacy can be made for a second level of review.

This program is supported by an educational grant from Eisai Inc.

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