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Monitoring Antiepileptic Drugs and Their Toxicity 

Monitoring Antiepileptic Drugs and Their Toxicity
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Monitoring Antiepileptic Drugs and Their Toxicity
Author(s):

Ali A. Asadi-Pooya

and Michael R. Sperling

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190214968.003.0004
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date: 17 August 2019

There is a correlation between the serum concentration of any antiepileptic drug (AED) and its therapeutic and toxic effects. Therapeutic drug monitoring seeks to optimize the desirable effects of AEDs, while minimizing their undesirable properties. The role of drug monitoring is somewhat controversial.

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