Adverse effects of antiepileptic drugs on bone mineral density.

  title={Adverse effects of antiepileptic drugs on bone mineral density.},
  author={A. Hocaoglu Babayigit and Eray Dirik and Ece Bober and Handan Çakmakçi},
  journal={Pediatric neurology},
  volume={35 3},
The aim of this study is to determine the frequency of changes in biochemical markers of bone metabolism in children who are receiving valproic acid, carbamazepine, and oxcarbazepine. Thirty healthy children and 68 children with idiopathic epilepsy treated with either carbamazepine (n = 23), valproic acid (n = 31), or oxcarbazepine (n = 14) for more than 1 year were enrolled into the study. Blood samples were obtained in order to determine biochemical parameters (calcium, phosphorus, alkaline… CONTINUE READING


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