Journal article

The clinical pharmacology of traditional antiepileptic drugs

Frank JE Vajda, Mervyn J Eadie

EPILEPTIC DISORDERS | JOHN LIBBEY EUROTEXT LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

Despite the availability of newer agents, a number of antiepileptic drugs have continued to be employed reasonably widely, many years after their introduction to human therapeutics. These drugs comprise phenobarbitone and some of its congeners, phenytoin, ethosuximide, carbamazepine, valproate, and certain benzodiazepines. Details of their pharmacological profiles are outlined in the following account.