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Oxcarbazepine for acute affective episodes in bipolar disorder.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Oxcarbazepine, a keto derivative of the 'mood stabiliser' carbamazepine, may have efficacy in the treatment of acute episodes of bipolar disorder. Potentially, it may offer pharmacokinetic advantages over carbamazepine. OBJECTIVES: To review the efficacy and acceptability of oxcarbazepine compared to placebo and other agents in the treatment of acute bipolar episodes including mania, mixed episodes and depression. SEARCH METHODS: Electronic databases were searched up to 2 Septemb...

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Vasudev, A More by this author
Macritchie, K More by this author
Vasudev, K More by this author
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Journal:
The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
Volume:
12
Issue:
12
Pages:
CD004857
Publication date:
2011
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-493X
ISSN:
1469-493X
URN:
uuid:8699b718-1697-4e56-b537-9c870312d61a
Source identifiers:
221425
Local pid:
pubs:221425

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