Alternative treatment of epilepsy in children has been identified
Alternative treatment of epilepsy in children identified - brain short science news

In a collaborative effort, clinicians and scientists have identified an alternative to phenytoin in the second order treatment of convulsive status epilepticus in children.

By assessing 0ver 300 children with epilepsy, the researchers found that levetiracetam was not better than phenytoin, but is easier to prepare and administer, and did not show any interactions with anti-epilepsy or other drugs.

If these data will be confirmed in follow up studies, levetiracetam could become a new drug to treat epilepsy in children.

Read the full story: University of Liverpool
Scientific publication: The Lancet