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Lamictal may work as add-on for children and teenagers

3 August, 2006

Data published in the latest issue of Pediatrics suggests that Lamictal (lamotrigine) could be an effective add-on therapy for children and teenagers with primary generalised tonic-clonic seizures.

Until now, Lamictal was not considered a treatment for them.

Lamictal is commonly used alongside other anti-epileptic drugs for people with partial seizures or generalised seizures caused by Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.

The trial focused on people aged between two and 20. Lead researcher, Edwin Trevathan of St. Louis Children's Hospital,
said, "These study findings are important since physicians and
neurologists continue to have limited treatment options available for
generalized seizures in this age group."