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DRUGS FOR PARTIAL SEIZURES AND TONIC-CLONIC SEIZURES: SIDE EFFECTS OF CARBAMAZEPINE

May 11th, 2011

The side effect of carbamazepine that worries most parents (and physicians) is a decrease in the white blood cells, responsible for fighting infection. The normal white blood cell count is in the range of 5000-8000 cells. Children (or adults) who are taking carbamazepine often have lower white cell counts, perhaps 3000—5000. In one in ten [...]

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