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By On June 19th, 2008

Epileptic Medication Compliance Affects Longevity

According to Edward Faught, M.D. of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and colleagues, a review of Medicaid databases in three states showed that individuals who took their epilepsy medication less than 80% of the time were three times more likely to die (Phend, 2008). Furthermore the study also showed that irregular medication use can also be associated with an 86% increase in hospital admission and 50% more emergency department visits. Phend reports:

Irregularity in the use of anti-epileptics was also associated during nonadherent periods with the following:

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