Recurrence of absence seizures induced by a low dose of amitriptyline: A case report

P. Avoni, R. Riva, F. Albani

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Abstract

We report a case of recurrence of absence seizures possibly induced by low doses of amitriptyline. A patient with juvenile absence epilepsy on chronic valproic acid monotherapy and seizure-free for a period of 6 years experienced a recurrence of absence seizures on starting a headache prophylaxis with a low dose of amitriptyline (0.3 mg/kg). Seizures disappeared immediately after the addition of ethosuximide to antiepileptic therapy in spite of continuing amitriptyline. After stopping amitriptyline (3 months later) ethosuximide was also stopped and the patient remained, as before, seizure-free on valproic acid monotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)272-274
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Neurology
Volume3
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1996

Keywords

  • Absences
  • Amitriptyline
  • Seizure recurrence
  • Seizure-induced

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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