Use of levetiracetam to treat tics in children and adolescents with Tourette syndrome.

@article{Awaad2005UseOL,
  title={Use of levetiracetam to treat tics in children and adolescents with Tourette syndrome.},
  author={Yasser Awaad and Anne Marie Michon and Sarah Minarik},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={714-8}
}
Some drugs currently used to treat tics in pediatric patients have drawbacks, including the risk of side effects. New therapeutic options with better safety profiles are needed. Levetiracetam is an antiepileptic drug with atypical mechanisms of action that might be beneficial for this indication. We evaluated the effects of levetiracetam on motor and vocal tics, behavior, and school performance in children and adolescents with tics and Tourette syndrome (TS). Sixty patients, < or =18 years of… CONTINUE READING
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