new anti-epileptic called Trileptal (oxcarbazepine)
Novartis is now marketing a new anti-epileptic called Trileptal (oxcarbazepine).
Think of it as a "safer carbamazepine."
Trileptal and carbamazepine (Tegretol) are structurally related and seem to have similar efficacy.
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- two brand-new quinolone antibiotics
- whether it's safe to combine a statin with one of the fibrates
- using niacin for lipids can increase homocysteine levels
- whether hormone replacement therapy increases the risk of breast cancer
- more widespread use of varicella vaccine (Varivax)
- new pediatric immunization schedule
- new 2-dose regimen for giving Recombivax HB (hepatitis B vaccine) to ADOLESCENTS
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- new anti-epileptic called Trileptal (oxcarbazepine)
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