Nonepileptic Uses of Antiepileptic Drugs in the Primary Care Setting

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This lecture presents education about the use of antiepileptic drugs to manage select health conditions unrelated to epilepsy. Certain antiepileptic medications may be useful in the treatment of migraine, neuropathic pain syndromes, restless legs syndrome, specific mental illnesses, and more. This lecture explains how to make determinations about use in a safe and effective manner.

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Audio: Each audio purchase is accessible for 2 years from the date of purchase. 5 Simple Steps to Contact Hours: Place your order. Receive a welcome email. Watch/Listen. Complete the brief posttest and evaluation. Print your certificate. It’s that easy!


At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. State drug classes and mechanisms of action for antiepileptic drugs (AEDs)
  2. Discuss the evidence for AED use in the treatment of physiological diseases
  3. Describe the side effects and appropriate monitoring associated with AED use


1.5 contact hours (1.5 pharmacology)

TIME TO COMPLETE 1 hour, 10 minutes plus posttest   RELEASED October 2019; reviewed and renewed October 2020

ACCREDITED PROVIDER This activity is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. APEA is an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Program ID #2019-09-01P, 2019-09-02P. Provider number 100820. FACULTY This course is taught by Kathy Baldridge, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP. Dr. Baldridge is the director of psychometric analysis for APEA. She is also a member of the NP faculty and a featured presenter for APEA.

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