Table 10

Rates of adverse effects regardless of the severity and the rate of severe adverse effects for treatments perceived to be most effective.

Number of Adverse Effects

Number of Severe Adverse Effects


Treatment

One

Two

Three

One

Two

Three


Valproic Acid

48%

25%

11%

15%

4%

5%


Lamotrigine

34%

19%

12%

16%

3%

1%


Levetiracetam

43%

19%

10%

16%

2%

3%


Ethosuximide

26%

7%

7%

7%

0%

4%


Ketogenic Diet

27%

13%

4%

8%

0%

2%


Atkin's Diet/Modified Atkin's Diet

15%

0%

0%

0%

0%

0%


Gluten-free Casein-free Diet

6%

2%

1%

3%

1%

0%


Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

10%

6%

4%

6%

0%

2%


Frye et al. BMC Pediatrics 2011 11:37   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-11-37

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