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Lamitrin - Lamitrin is an anticonvulsant drug used in the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder. For epilepsy it is used to treat partial seizures, primary and secondary tonic-clonic seizures, and seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Lamitrin also acts as a mood stabilizer. It is the first medication since lithium granted Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the maintenance treatment of bipolar type I. Chemically unrelated to other anticonvulsants, Lamitrin has relatively few side-effects and does not require blood monitoring. The exact way Lamitrin works is unknown. [Wikipedia]
Indication: For the adjunctive treatment of partial seizures in epilepsy and generalized seizures of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Also for the maintenance treatment of bipolar I disorder and depression.
Lamitrin, an antiepileptic drug (AED) of the phenyltriazine class, is chemically unrelated to existing antiepileptic drugs. Lamitrin is also used in the treatment of depression and bipolar disorder. Lamitrin is thought to exert its anticonvulsant effect by stabilizing presynaptic neuronal membranes. Lamitrin inhibits sodium currents by selectively binding to the inactivated state of the sodium channel and subsequently suppresses the release of the excilatory amino acid, glutamate.
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