Current position of phenobarbital in epilepsy and its future

  title={Current position of phenobarbital in epilepsy and its future},
  author={M. Brodie and P. Kwan},
  • M. Brodie, P. Kwan
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Epilepsia
  • This article reviews the current position of phenobarbital using articles published since 2000 and speculates on its likely future contribution to epilepsy care. Over the last decade there have been no major double‐blind randomized placebo‐controlled or comparative trials with phenobarbital. Previous studies have suggested that phenobarbital is as effective in monotherapy as phenytoin and carbamazepine. Several observational studies undertaken in developing countries over the last decade have… CONTINUE READING
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