Article Text

PDF
Tests of three anticonvulsants

Abstract

It has often been claimed by sections of the pharmaceutical industry that brand-name preparations are more reliable than unbranded generic ones. If this is true it is serious, particularly when the dosage of a drug may be critical. Anticonvulsants are such drugs, and Consumers’ Association therefore bought samples of three widely used anticonvulsants - phenobarbitone, phenytoin and troxidone - and had them tested by a pharmaceutical laboratory for compliance with the British Pharmacopoeia standards. Samples of 50 – 200 tablets or capsules were obtained from retail and hospital pharmacists and included all the “name” brands, and samples from other suppliers that were most readily obtained in London.

Statistics from Altmetric.com

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.