What is included in patient education about Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS)?

Updated: Nov 09, 2018
  • Author: Koshi A Cherian, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Answer

Patients and their families need to be informed of the risk for the following severe idiosyncratic reactions from 3 commonly used antiepileptic medications for LGS:

  • Valproate - Hepatotoxicity, pancreatitis

  • Lamotrigine -Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis

  • Felbamate - Aplastic anemia, hepatotoxicity

For patient education information, see the Brain and Nervous System Center, as well as Epilepsy.


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