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Phenobarbital for childhood epilepsy: systematic review.

Deb K Pal

Paediatr Perinat Drug Ther 2006 May;7(1):31-42

Department of Psychiatry, Department of Epidemiology, and Division of Statistical Genetics, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.

INTRODUCTION: Against a background of concern about the safety of new pharmaceutical products, there has been renewed interest in one of the oldest antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), phenobarbital. Although still in widespread use in developing countries, its popularity has slipped in Western countries over the past century, partly because of controversy about its adverse effect profile. This critical review examines the evidence supporting its effectiveness and its associated behavioural adverse effects for febrile convulsions and childhood epilepsy. Read More

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May 2006
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