Herbal Medicines and Epilepsy: The Potential for Benefit and Adverse Effects.

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The widespread availability and use of herbal medicines raise the potential for adverse effects in the epilepsy population. Herbal sedatives (kava, valerian, chamomile, passionflower) may potentiate the effects of antiepileptic medications, increasing their sedative and cognitive effects. Despite some antiseizure effects in animal models, they should not be… (More)

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@article{Spinella2001HerbalMA, title={Herbal Medicines and Epilepsy: The Potential for Benefit and Adverse Effects.}, author={Marcello Spinella}, journal={Epilepsy & behavior : E&B}, year={2001}, volume={2 6}, pages={524-532} }