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Table 3 Treatment of epilepsy (n = 854)

From: Antiepileptic drug utilization in Bangladesh: experience from Dhaka Medical College Hospital

Treatment n %
No of AED used   
  Monotherapy 572 67
  Two drugs 205 24
  Three drugs or more 77 9
AED Prescribed in clinic   
  CBZ 318 37
  VPA 179 21
  PHB 68 8
  PHT 17 2
Combination   
  CBZ + VPA 115 13.5
  CBZ + PHB 34 4
  CBZ + PHT 26 3
  VPA + PHB 21 2.5
  CBZ + VPA + PHT 34 4
  CBZ + PHB + PHT 26 3
  CBZ + VPA + TOP 8 1
  CBZ + VPA + LTG 8 1
  1. PHB = Phenobarbitone, CBZ = Carbamazepine, VPA = Sodium Valproate, PHT = Phenytoine, TOP = Topiramate, LTG = Lemotrigine.