1994 issue 2


Volume 3, issue 2

Farmakoterapia neurologiczna

The third generation of new anti-epileptic drugs

1. II Katedry i Kliniki Neurologii Śląskiej AM w Zabrzu
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1994, 3, 149-156
Keywords: anti-epileptic medication, new generation drugs


The following new pharmaceuticals administered in the treatment of epilepsy are discussed: Sabril (vigabatrine), Lamictal (lamotrigine), Felbatol (felbamate), and Gabapentin (GBP). The paper presents the state-of-the-art (not quite sufficient yet) knowledge about these drugs. They are generally used as a supplementary medication in treatment conducted with another drug. The pharmaceuticals in question are characterized by specificity of action in certain types of epilepsy, and by a low toxicity.

Address for correspondence:
Prof Jerzy Majkowski,
Klinika Neurologii i Epileptologii CMKP,
ul. Czerniakowska 231,