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N NERVOUS SYSTEM
N03 ANTIEPILEPTICS
N03A ANTIEPILEPTICS

This group comprises preparations used in the treatment of epilepsy.

Combined preparations are classified at separate 5th levels using the corresponding 50-series.

The group is subdivided according to chemical structure.

The DDDs for the antiepileptics are based on combination therapy.


N03AA Barbiturates and derivatives

Barbiturates used mainly as hypnotics/sedatives are classified in
N05C - Hypnotics and sedatives.

Phenobarbital, which is used both as an antiepileptic and as a sedative, is classified in this group.

Combinations with phenytoin are classified in N03AB.


List of abbreviations

Last updated: 2016-12-20