Changes in body weight were evaluated in 349 patients from a study comparing efficacy of add-on therapy with tiagabine (TGB), carbamazepine (CBZ) or phenytoin (PHT). TGB add-on therapy showed no significant weight changes when added to either PHT or CBZ. CBZ add-on therapy showed a significant percentage weight gain of a mean body increase of 1.5% (P = 0.002). Adjunctive TGB therapy had no significant effect on total body weight, while adjunctive CBZ therapy was associated with weight gain. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.
- Antiepileptic drugs
- Total body weight