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Retigabine approved for epilepsy

By News Team

Retigabine has been approved for controlling seizures in adults with epilepsy by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.

New guidance published this week (27 July 2011) recommends retigabine (Trobolt; GlaxoSmithKline) treatment for adults with partial onset seizures (with or without secondary generalisation) as an add-on treatment option.  

Patients should only be treated with retigabine if the following drugs have been ineffective or caused unmanageable side effects: carbamazepine, clobazam, gabapentin, lamotrigine, levetiracetam, oxcarbazepine, sodium valproate and topiramate.

 

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal URI: 11081422

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