Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 134–141

New antiepileptic drugs: Comparative studies of efficacy and cognition


  • Steven L. Weinstein
    • Department of NeurologyChildren’s National Health Center
  • Joan Conry
    • Department of NeurologyChildren’s National Health Center

DOI: 10.1007/s11910-002-0022-5

Cite this article as:
Weinstein, S.L. & Conry, J. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep (2002) 2: 134. doi:10.1007/s11910-002-0022-5


Over the past 10 years, the Food and Drug Administration has approved eight prophylactic antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Although the goal of universal seizure control without side effects has not been reached, the tolerability of medications has improved. This paper reviews the AEDs introduced since 1993 and tries to objectively present comparative data obtained in double-blind studies.

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