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SCIENTIFIC-PRACTICAL PEER-REVIEWED MONTHLY JOURNAL.
INSTITUTION OF MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HEALTH OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

OXCARBAZEPINE IN MANAGING EPILEPSY: EFFECTIVENESS AND SAFENESS FOR CHILDREN

The article presents a literature review devoted to oxcarbazepine use in managing childish epilepsy. Oxcarbazepine has been determined to be highly efficient and well tolerable. It allows use the drug as a medicine of the first and the second choice in managing childish epilepsy. This drug may be administered both in mono- and in combination therapy thanks to the child’s metabolic peculiarities and to the medicine minimal interacts with other anticonvulsants. The highest effectiveness of oxcarbazepine is shown in curing focal, secondary generalized (bilateral tonic-clonic) and generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Side effects of oxcarbazepine are less evident than with other anticonvulsants.