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Antiepileptic drugs

Simon Shorvon

in Epilepsy

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199560042
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607365 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199560042.003.0006

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.

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Subjects: Neurology

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