Toxic effects of antiepileptic drugs on brainstem auditory evoked potentials in children

Original article


Tahar A. Suleiman

Department of Toxicology and Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Elfateh University, Tripoli, Libya

JMJ Vol. 2. No.1 [March] 2002: 24-28


The aim of antiepileptic drug (AD) therapy is to obtain maximal control of epileptic seizures with minimal side effects. AED may cause significant toxic effect on different brain function without clinical evidences of such toxicity. Toxic effect of AED should be expected, even the drug blood level is within the therapeutic ranges will help in the prevention of more serious irreversible changes.

Keywords: Antiepileptic Drugs, epileptic seizures