Navigation Links
Lamictal as add-on therapy for children with epilepsy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved GlaxoSmithKline's new drug Lamictal (lamotrigine) as an addition for children whose partial seizures are inadequately controlled on their existing therapy. This new indication is an expansion of the //already-approved indications for adjunctive use in adults with partial seizures, and for the generalized seizures of Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome in children two years of age and older.

Partial seizures are the most common type of epilepsy and they begin with abnormal electrical activity in a particular location in the brain. The effect of these seizures include lip smacking, a dazed state or jerking movements of certain body parts.

The approval of the drug was based on a clinical study that demonstrated the efficacy of the drug as add-on therapy in pediatric patients who were still having frequent partial seizures (at least four per month) despite optimal doses of other anti-epilepsy drugs (AEDs). The study was a 18 week placebo controlled study in which 200 patients aged between 2 and 15 years, who were still having frequent seizures despite use of other AEDs, were randomized to treatment with Lamictal or placebo added to their current AED regimen of up to two drugs (Lamictal: 99, placebo: 101). The results showed significant reductions in the frequency of all partial seizures in children and adolescents with epilepsy when Lamictal was added to their AED regimen.

Michael Duchowny, director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Miami Children's Hospital said that Lamictal would be a welcome addition as FDA-approved therapies for children with epilepsy are limited and any clinically proven medication which can effectively control seizures in children would be an important new option to manage this condition.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. GlaxoSmithKline - Changes Lamictal(R) Label Appearance and Packaging
2. Analysis Shows Lamictal As An Effective Additional Therapy For Treatment of Grand Mal Seizures
3. FDA Decision Encourages Lamictal Generics
4. Acupuncture May Help Chemotherapy Side Effects
5. Antioxidants protect health tissue in people undergoing radiation therapy.
6. Distraction therapy found very effective in postoperative patients
7. Acupuncture superseeds massage therapy for short term relief of pain
8. Ovarian cancer in relationship with Hormone therapy
9. New therapy better at increasing bone density
10. Gene therapy - Aim to improve blood flow
11. Gene therapy restores sight
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... “Tomorrow Trump Goes To Washington”: ... greatness back to the presidency and to America. “Tomorrow Trump Goes To Washington” is ... much as she can for this country. , Nancy attributes her patriotic nature to ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... 2016 , ... “Fred Rides a Train” allows readers to tag along on ... Rides a Train” is the creation of published author, Janet Morrison, who has been ... Michigan. The "Fred, the Dog" series is her first attempt at writing for children. ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... annual Business Architecture Innovation Summit in Reston, VA on March 21-22, 2017. This ... share a range of experiences from a cross-section of industries such as financial ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... NuevaCare, a leading home ... is proud to announce new city-specific pages as part of its ambitious website relaunch. ... they often look, first, for local agencies serving their city. The new site has ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... ... 06, 2016 , ... People with Parkinson’s disease and cognitive ... type of MRI, according to a study appearing online in the journal Radiology. ... characterized by tremors or trembling and stiffness in the limbs, impaired balance and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/7/2016)... 7, 2016  Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI ) ... Markets 2016 Prescription for Success Healthcare Conference on December 14, 2016 ... New York City . In addition, the ... Guggenheim Securities 4 th Annual Boston Healthcare Conference taking place ... ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... , Dec. 6, 2016 Radioisotopes are ... Radioisotopes are produced either by using nuclear research reactor ... the form of alpha, beta or gamma when changed ... are used in Nuclear medicine, specifically in medical diagnostics. ... diagnostic information about a human body,s functioning. Radiotherapy is ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... Dec. 6, 2016 Human Vaccines Market: ... region wise and country wise analysis of the ... manufacturers of human vaccines products, raw material suppliers, ... enter the market. The report provides qualitative ... market. Qualitative analysis comprises market dynamics, trends, product ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: