Absence seizures are a specific type of seizure characterized by an abrupt cessation of activity and responsiveness with minimal to no movements.
Typical absence seizures are approximately 5 to 10 seconds in duration with minimal or no postictal confusion. Usually precipitated by hyperventilation and sometimes by photic stimulation.
EEG is the definitive test.
Success is a 2 years free of seizures episodes and within normal EEG reading.
Ethosuximide dose is for age 3-6 y/o.
Valproic acid dose is for age > 10 y/o.
Lamotrigine does is for age 3-13 y/o.
If your patient is out of these ages range, refer to a specialist for proper dosing.