New antiepileptic drugs: Prospects for the future

J. W. Britton, E. L. So

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Abstract

Considerable advances have been made in the understanding of the pathophysiology of epilepsy, which has led to the development of a large number of unique antiepileptic drugs affecting a broader array of pharmacological targets than traditional anticonvulsants. In this paper we discuss seven anticonvulsants that are either recently released, or are being actively investigated in the United States. A review of their pharmacological properties and clinical efficacy is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-281
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Epilepsy
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1995

Keywords

  • Antiepileptic drugs
  • Epilepsy treatment
  • Fosphenytoin
  • Lamotrigine
  • Oxcarbamazepine
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacology
  • Tiagabine
  • Topiramate
  • Vigabatrin
  • Zonisamide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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