Journal article

A double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study of vigabatrin 2 g/day and 3 g/day in uncontrolled partial seizures

RG Beran, SF Berkovic, N Buchanan, G Danta, R Mackenzie, G Schapel, G Sheean, F Vajda

Seizure | W B SAUNDERS CO LTD | Published : 1996


The efficacy and tolerability of vigabatrin as add-on therapy was assessed in patients with uncontrolled partial seizures. Ninety-seven patients entered this seven-centre, double-blind, placebo-crossover study. Vigabatrin (2 g or 3 g) or placebo was administered daily. Vigabatrin was well-tolerated and did not cause clinically significant adverse drug effects when added to established anticonvulsant therapy. No significant differences were observed between dose groups for the overall incidence of adverse events, although drowsiness and visual disturbances (diplopia, ataxia, visual abnormalities) showed a dose-related increase with vigabatrin treatment. The results of this study indicate that..

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