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Table 2 Treatment withdrawal and seizure freedom rates for levetiracetam and standard antiepileptic drugs (intent-to-treat population)

From: Comparative effectiveness of levetiracetam, valproate and carbamazepine among elderly patients with newly diagnosed epilepsy: subgroup analysis of the randomized, unblinded KOMET study

  Levetiracetam
(n = 152)
Standard antiepileptic drugs
(n = 155)
Treatment withdrawal rate, % (95 % CI)
 6 months 14.5 (9.8–21.1) 34.2 (27.3–42.2)
 12 months 20.4 (14.8–27.7) 38.7 (31.6–46.9)
Seizure freedom rate, % (95 % CI)
 6 months 65.6 (57.1–72.8) 62.9 (53.7–70.7)
 12 months 61.8 (53.2–69.3) 59.1 (49.8–67.3)
  1. Abbreviations: CI confidence interval