Researchers warn of possible risks to children from new epilepsy drugsBMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39245.699537.DB (Published 14 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1243
- Lynn Eaton
New drugs for epilepsy are increasingly being given to children despite the lack of evidence for their long term safety, warn researchers at a leading UK centre for paediatric pharmacy.
Ian Wong and colleagues at the University of London's Centre for Paediatric Pharmacy reviewed the data on epilepsy drugs prescribed to under-18s between 1993 and 2005 (British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 2007;63:689-97). The study looked at …