International journal of clinical pharmacy
Background The onset of early and/or late seizures in brain injured patients is associated with worse outcome. So far, phenytoin is the most commonly used antiepileptic drug to prevent seizures in this group of patients. Objective In the current metaanalysis, we aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of phenytoin versus levetiracetam for seizure ...
Postgraduate medical journal
Clinical toxicology (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Levetiracetam used as a second-line agent was associated with control of drug-induced seizures and prevention of seizure recurrence without obvious adverse effects. A prospective study is needed to confirm these results.
ISRCTN identifier, ISRCTN22567894 . Registered on 27 August 2015 EudraCT identifier, 2014-002188-13 . Registered on 21 May 2014 NIHR HTA Grant: 12/127/134.
Pharmacological reports : PR
LEV showed no neuroprotective effects in the current model of hyperthermia in vitro. Moreover, drug, especially when used in higher concentrations, exerted unfavorable intensification of aponecrosis of cultured hippocampal neurons.
Brain & development
Our findings suggest that even for intractable pediatric cases with symptomatic etiology (i.e., MRI lesion and ID), levetiracetam has favorable efficacy for refractory epilepsy with tolerable adverse effects.