Interactions between anticonvulsants.

Lander CM, Eadie MJ, Tyrer JH (1975) Interactions between anticonvulsants. Proc Aust Assoc Neurol 12, 111-116.


Anticonvulsant drug interactions have been investigated using multiple linear regression analyses. The one statistically significant interaction found was that in which phenytoin dosage decreased plasma carbamazepine concentrations. There was a suggestion that carbamazepine and phenobarb dosage tended to increase phenytoin levels. No interaction was detected between phenytoin and sulthiame. Studies in individuals suggested that ethosuximide may increase plasma phenytoin concentration and that clonazepam tends to decrease carbamazepine and phenytoin concentrations.


Theresa Jautzus


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