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Epilepsia. 1994;35 Suppl 5:S88-91.

Clobazam in the treatment of epilepsy: a review of the literature.

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Centre Medical la Teppe, Tain l'Hermitage, France.

Abstract

The literature was reviewed to define the role of clobazam (CLB) in the treatment of epilepsy. CLB is an effective antiepileptic drug (AED) in most varieties of seizures and epilepsies for both short-term and long-term treatment. Tolerability of CLB is satisfactory, better than for conventional benzodiazepines. CLB has no significant interaction with other drugs. Tolerance may develop, but this aspect may have been overemphasized: a long-term benefit figure of 28% can be expected without tolerance. When CLB maintains efficacy, patients continue to benefit for years without drug dependence or unwanted side effects. CLB appears to be a useful treatment for epilepsy as intermittent or short-term add-on therapy; but it should also be tried as long-term therapy in some situations, especially as add-on therapy for patients with refractory epilepsy, as add-on or monotherapy for patients with anxiety, or in some women in association with oral contraceptives.

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