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Year 2020

Volume: 6 , Issue: 2

IP Indian Journal of Neurosciences

Lacosamide Induced Hyperactivity in a Mental Retarded Child with Seizure Disorder: A Case Report

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Author Details: Thamke Snehal V., Singh Harful, Verma Kamal K., Saini Vijay K., Kesharwani Santosh K., Nagaraj Niran

Volume : 2

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2581-916X

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Article First Page : 26

Article End Page : 27


Lacosamide is a novel anticonvulsant that modulates voltage gated sodium channels. Although it is known to cause few side effects like dizziness, headache, nystagmus, diplopia, nausea, somnolence, insomnia, drowsiness, hyperactivity, weight gain, very few cases have been reported of the same. We describe a case of 11 year old girl with severe mental retardation with behavioral problems and generalized tonic clonic seizure (GTCS). She was started Lacosamide for her uncontrolled seizures, 2 weeks after which she developed hyperactivity, inattention and restlessness. Discontinuation of Lacosamide made the patient like before. We conclude that this novel drug, Lacosamide should be used cautiously in children and concerned family members should be advised about the drug reaction and adverse effects.

Child, Lacosamide, Mental retarded, Seizure

Doi No:-10.18231