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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.

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