New anticonvulsant for Lennox-Gastaut syndrome

Eisai has launched Inovelon (rufinamide) for adjunctive therapy in the treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome in patients from four years of age.

Lennox-Gastaut syndrome is a severe form of epilepsy, characterised by onset in early childhood of frequent seizures of multiple types.

Rufinamide is a broad-spectrum anticonvulsant that is structurally distinct from other antiepileptic drugs. It modulates the activity of neuronal sodium channels, prolonging their inactive state. Efficacy against seizures of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome has been demonstrated.

Further information: Eisai 020 8600 1400

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