New onset geriatric epilepsy: A randomized study of gabapentin, lamotrigine, and carbamazepine Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Aging
  • Amines
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Carbamazepine
  • Cyclohexanecarboxylic Acids
  • Epilepsy
  • Triazines
  • gamma-Aminobutyric Acid

abstract

  • The main limiting factor in patient retention was adverse drug reactions. Patients taking lamotrigine (LTG) or gabapentin (GBP) did better than those taking carbamazepine. Seizure control was similar among groups. LTG and GBP should be considered as initial therapy for older patients with newly diagnosed seizures.

publication date

  • June 14, 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1212/01.WNL.0000167384.68207.3E

PubMed ID

  • 15955935

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1868

end page

  • 73

volume

  • 64

number

  • 11