A double-blind study comparing carbamazepine with phenytoin as initial seizure therapy in adults.


Carbamazepine was compared with phenytoin in a double-blind study. Of 87 patients, data on 70 patients were complete and used for analysis. Thirty-five patients were treated with each drug. The incidence of major side effects, minor side effects, and complete control (85%) was the same in both groups. A mild but significant elevation of WBC count was found… (More)


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