Kevin P. Nanry

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OBJECTIVE Prescribing recommendations specify that lamotrigine should ordinarily be discontinued at the first sign of rash, regardless of its type and severity, unless the rash is clearly not drug related. This practice helps to ensure that lamotrigine is discontinued in instances of serious rash (an event occurring in up to 0.13% of cases in bipolar(More)
Cognitive deficits in patients with bipolar disorder are likely to impair occupational and social functioning. In a post hoc analysis of data from a prospective, open-label study of lamotrigine in 1175 patients 13 years or older with bipolar I disorder, changes in the self-rated cognitive function scores of patients receiving lamotrigine as monotherapy or(More)
INTRODUCTION In spite of circumstances that precipitate high use of anticonvulsants in geriatric populations, there is a paucity of data on the use of antiepileptic drugs in elderly patients with psychiatric and neurological disorders. METHODS Reports of lamotrigine therapy in elderly patients with epilepsy, bipolar disorder (BD), or dementia were(More)
BACKGROUND Lamotrigine is an anticonvulsant drug indicated for the maintenance treatment of bipolar I disorder and for various types of epilepsy. An orally disintegrating tablet (ODT) of lamotrigine was developed to provide a formulation option that might increase patient convenience and satisfaction. METHODS Subjects with mood disorders who reported(More)
INTRODUCTION The tolerability of lamotrigine as adjunctive and monotherapy in patients requiring a change in antiepileptic drug (AED) therapy was assessed in this multicenter, open-label study. Open-label studies conducted in the clinic setting may provide additional drug tolerability and effectiveness information that may not be evident in pre-approval(More)
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