Comparison of valproic acid and phenytoin in newly diagnosed tonic-clonic seizures.

Abstract

Sixty-one newly diagnosed epileptic patients with generalized tonic-clonic, clonic, or tonic seizures were randomly allocated to treatment with valproate (VPA) and phenytoin (PHT). After 6 months, both drugs had been effective in preventing recurrence of seizures. Seventy-three percent of patients receiving VPA and 47% of patients receiving PHT had no… (More)

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