Neurology Quiz #51: Pharmacotherapy for Epilepsy

1. A 25-year-old woman is diagnosed with partial seizures and is prescribed a medication that blocks sodium channels to stabilize hyperexcitable neurons. Which of the following medications was most likely prescribed? 

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2. A 7-year-old boy is diagnosed with absence seizures. His doctor prescribes a medication that increases the threshold for action potentials by affecting T-type calcium channels. Which of the following medications was most likely prescribed? 

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3. A patient with generalized tonic-clonic seizures is started on a medication that enhances the inhibitory neurotransmission of GABA. Which of the following adverse effects is the patient most at risk for? 

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4. A 32-year-old woman with bipolar disorder and newly diagnosed epilepsy is started on a medication that can treat both conditions. This medication is known to inhibit sodium channels and increase GABA concentration. Which of the following medications was likely prescribed? 

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5. A patient on antiepileptic therapy with phenytoin presents with gum hyperplasia, hirsutism, and a folate deficiency. Which of the following mechanisms best explains the adverse effect leading to folate deficiency? 

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