Second Generation Novel Antiepileptic-Levetiracetam
International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Informative Article | Medicine Science | India | Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2017

Second Generation Novel Antiepileptic-Levetiracetam

Dr. Vaishali Thakare, Dr. Lily Dubey

Epilepsy is a very common neurological disorder with high prevalence and incidence. Administration of antiepileptic drugs is the first treatment of epilepsy. Conventional/ first generation antiepileptic drugs like phenytoin, carbamazepine and sodium valproate are widely used but they have increased risk of adverse reactions and drug interactions. Over the last two decades, there has been a rapid expansion in the number and types of available antiepileptic drugs. Levetiracetam is one of the second generation antiepileptic drugs with novel mechanism of action. It has gained the popularity amongst clinicians because of favourable pharmacokinetic profile. This article focuses various aspects of Levetiracetam.

Keywords: AEDs- antiepileptic drug, SV2A- synaptic vesicular protein, TBI traumatic brain injury

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2017

Pages: 2025 - 2028

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Dr. Vaishali Thakare, Dr. Lily Dubey, "Second Generation Novel Antiepileptic-Levetiracetam", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=ART20177339, Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2017, 2025 - 2028

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