Lamotrigine can help in Dravet syndrome

Although generally avoided in patients with the debilitating epileptic Dravet syndrome, lamotrigine may work for some, say Australian neurologists.

They report on three cases of patients with Dravet syndrome, all three of whom had been treated with lamotrigine in combination with other anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs).

Although these patients had never been completely free of seizures, all had fewer of them on the medication and two also experienced shorter seizures.

The benefits were “pronounced