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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

New Pediatric Labeling Information Database - Detail

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Pediatric Labeling Date:  01/17/2003
Trade Name:  Lamictal
Generic Name or Proper Name (*):  lamotrigine
Indications Studied:  Adjunctive therapy for partial seizures
Label Changes Summary:  * Extended indication from adults to pediatric patients e 2 years * Patients aged 2 - 18 years had clearance influenced predominantly by total body weight and concurrent antiepileptic drug (AED) therapy. The oral clearance was higher, on a body weight basis, in pediatric patients than in adults * Because of increased clearance in pediatrics, maintenance doses in patients weighing < 30 kg may need an increase of as much as 50% based upon clinical response * Evidence shows that the inclusion of VPA in a multi-drug regimen increases the risk of serious, potentially life-threatening rash in pediatric patients * Approximately 11.5% of the 1,081 pediatric patients who received the drug as adjunctive therapy in clinical trials discontinued treatment because of an AE
Product Labeling:  Labeling  Opens a new window
Sponsor:  GlaxoSmithKline
Pediatric Exclusivity Granted Date:  02/14/2007
Therapeutic Category:  Anticonvulsant