Lamotrigine, Lamictal*as a possible cause of aseptic meningitis
| Author : Pierre Allain
||Date : 2010-10-24
In a note of August 12, 2010, the FDA expressed the possibility of aseptic meningitis in patients treated with lamotrigine, Lamictal*. In the 40 cases described the meningeal manifestations appeared between the first and the 42nd day after the beginning of the treatment.
If meningeal symptoms occur in a patient beginning a treatment with lamotrigine and if no other cause is found, it is necessary to suspect lamotrigine as a possible cause.
Lamotrigine is an antiepileptic drug.