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Clin Neuropharmacol. 2018 Mar/Apr;41(2):80-81. doi: 10.1097/WNF.0000000000000267.

A Well-Tolerated and Effective Antiepileptic Drug for Patients With Myasthenia Gravis at Last?

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Epilepsy Unit, Department of Neurology, Santa Lucía University Hospital, Cartagena, Spain. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Irene Villegas Martínez, MD, PhD, Hospital Universitario Santa Lucía, Calle Mezquita sn, Paraje Los Arcos, 30202, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain; E-mail: irene.villegas.mart@gmail.com.

Abstract

Antiepileptic drugs have been known to worsen myasthenia gravis (MG) symptoms, and therefore, in patients who suffer both conditions (myasthenia and epilepsy), treatment selection is difficult. We report 2 cases of patients with MG who were safely treated with lacosamide. Evidence about antiepileptic drug treatment and adverse effects in MG is reviewed.

PMID:
29432285
DOI:
10.1097/WNF.0000000000000267
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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