Adverse effects of antiepileptic drugs

  title={Adverse effects of antiepileptic drugs},
  author={P. Perucca and F. Gilliam},
  journal={The Lancet Neurology},
  • P. Perucca, F. Gilliam
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet Neurology
  • More than 150 years after bromide was introduced as the first antiepileptic drug, adverse effects remain a leading cause of treatment failure and a major determinant of impaired health-related quality of life in people with epilepsy. Adverse effects can develop acutely or many years after starting treatment and can affect any organ or structure. In the past two decades, many efforts have been made to reduce the burden of antiepileptic drug toxicity. Several methods to screen and quantify… CONTINUE READING

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