A myriad of adverse effects are possible with the long-term use of antiepileptic drugs
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- Adis Medical Writers Drugs Ther Perspect (2014) 30: 105. doi:10.1007/s40267-013-0084-2
A large range of adverse effects have been reported in patients receiving long-term antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). These chronic and delayed adverse effects are generally less well known than those that occur early in the course of treatment. Current evidence do not support a definite association between AEDs and cancer, sudden unexplained death or thyroid dysfunction.