Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- There’s encouraging news for epilepsy patients. Those whose seizures are resistant to current treatments may soon find relief.
A new anti-epilepsy medication is showing promise for treating those with frequent, hard to manage seizures. It’s called perampanel.
Researchers studied 700 patients who had roughly ten seizures per day. All were taking one to three anti-epilepsy medications before adding perampanel or a placebo to their regimen.
Participants who were given perampanel cut the frequency of their seizures in half, compared to those who received the placebo.
The results show this new drug perampanel could provide an effective, alternative treatment not just for epilepsy, but for other neurological diseases as well.