oa South African Medical Journal - Mesantoin treatment of epilepsy

Volume 23, Issue 26
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Mesantoin is a useful anti-convulsant drug. Cases of grand mal epilepsy which do not improve on any of the recognized drugs have done well on mesantoin. Careful control of the blood picture must be maintained. We suggest fortnightly full and differential blood counts. The proportion of cases which go wrong may be very small but that does not preclude the utmost care being taken.

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