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Anticonvulsant drugs, growth, and development.
  1. B M Macardle,
  2. M E McGowan,
  3. S A Greene,
  4. C S Miller

    Abstract

    Height and stage of puberty of 67 children with epilepsy were measured before beginning treatment with anticonvulsant drugs and annually to a maximum five years' treatment. Blood concentrations of the drugs used (phenytoin, sodium valproate, carbamazepine, ethosuximide, and phenobarbitone) were monitored throughout. No significant deviation in growth patterns was detected.

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