What is the evidence that oxcarbazepine and carbamazepine are distinctly different antiepileptic drugs?

@article{Schmidt2004WhatIT,
  title={What is the evidence that oxcarbazepine and carbamazepine are distinctly different antiepileptic drugs?},
  author={Dieter B Schmidt and Christian Erich Elger},
  journal={Epilepsy & behavior : E&B},
  year={2004},
  volume={5 5},
  pages={627-35}
}
Oxcarbazepine (OXC, Trileptal) is a modern antiepileptic drug (AED) used as both monotherapy and adjunctive therapy for the treatment of partial seizures with or without secondary generalization in adults and children above 4 years (USA) or 6 years (Europe) of age. Although OXC has been developed through structural variation of carbamazepine (CBZ) with the intent to avoid metabolites causing side effects, significant differences have emerged between the two drugs. The mechanism of action of OXC… CONTINUE READING

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