Mental health

When to discontinue antiepileptic drug treatment in adults and children



In children and adults with epilepsy, discontinuation of antiepileptic drug treatment should be considered after two seizure-free years. After a two year seizure-free period, the decision to withdraw or continue antiepileptic drugs in a seizure-free patient, should be made after consideration of relevant clinical, social and personal factors and with the involvement the patient and the family.
Strength of recommendation: CONDITIONAL
Quality of the evidence: MODERATE