Antiepileptic drugs

Simon Shorvon

in Epilepsy

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780199560042
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191740244 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Neurology Library

Antiepileptic drugs

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In the past 20yrs, a large range of antiepileptic drugs have been licensed for use.

Only some of these drugs are licensed currently for use in newly diagnosed patients or for use in children.

The drugs differ widely in terms of their mechanisms of action, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, indications, and common and/or important side effects.

The physician treating epilepsy should be aware of the main features of all available antiepileptic drugs, and these are summarized in this Chapter.

Chapter.  7495 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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