Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Antiseizure Medication

Adam WandermanIM Question of the Week, NP Question of the Week, Personal Education, Question of the Week

Free board review question of the week on seizures

This week’s free board review question…


A 23-year-old woman presents to you after having experienced a seizure 2 hours ago, her second such seizure in 1 year. Her first seizure was followed by a comprehensive evaluation and no underlying etiology could be identified. As is standard practice after a single seizure with no known cause, she was not started on an antiseizure medication.

This second seizure was witnessed by her boyfriend and was described as loss of consciousness, twitching of all 4 extremities, and loss of urine. The episode was estimated to have lasted for 2 minutes, and the patient was slightly confused for about 1 hour after the episode. She had bitten her tongue.

Physical examination reveals a healthy appearing young woman who is fully oriented and alert. Her vital signs are normal and the entire physical examination is normal.

What is the first consideration when deciding which antiseizure medication to start the patient on?

Answer Options

age of the patient
sex of the patient
type of seizure
etiology of the seizure

And the answer is …


Want more questions like this?

Get more FREE board review questions on this subject – and new questions every week when you play our free online CME Quick Quiz.

Option 1:
Sign Up and Play our weekly CME Quick Quiz online.

Every week Med-Challenger, the leader in online medical education, provides FREE board review questions and the opportunity to earn free CME credits via our insanely popular free, online CME Quick Quiz. It’s an easy way to get board review Q&A, earn CME credits, and see how your knowledge ranks with peers. We’ll email you weekly invites. All you need is a free Med-Challenger account. It’s 100% risk-free to sign up. No purchase necessary to play or full trial our products.

Sign Up Free & Play the Quick Quiz
Option 2:
Subscribe to our Medical Education Blog.

If you liked this board review question of the week, you can get a new question every week by subscribing to our Medical Education Blog – voted one of the best 15 medical education blogs of 2018 by Feedspot.com.

Subscribe to our Blog

Limited-time Special Offers

Looking for board review, MOC requirements or CME courses? We have you covered.

Med-Challenger provides board review, MOC, and CME solutions in all major specialties. In addition to the highest-quality content, our adaptive learning engine and automatic remediation features make preparing for exams or fulfilling requirements fast and easy – from anywhere, with any device. In addition, Med-Challenger’s group medical education platform helps residencies, PA, NP, RN and other training programs worldwide. Sign up for a free trial of any product.

View Current Special Offers
Learn more about Med-Challenger

Share this Post