Publication Year: 2002
Edition: 5th Ed.
Authors/Editor: Levy, René H; Mattson, Richard H.; Meldrum, Brian S.; Perucca, Emilio
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
Doody's Star Rating®:Score: 86
The thoroughly revised, updated fifth edition of this classic is the most comprehensive, current, and authoritative reference on all anticonvulsants available today.
This edition features detailed profiles of newer drugs--including levetiracetam, oxcarbazepine, tiagabine, topiramate, and zonisamide--and new chapters on use of antiepileptic drugs in children and during pregnancy.Drugs are covered in alphabetical order and in an easy-to-follow format: mechanisms of action; chemistry, biotransformation, and pharmacokinetics; interactions; clinical efficacy and use; and adverse effects. Coverage of clinical use includes nonepileptic and psychiatric disorders where appropriate.