: Background. Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) is a developmental and epileptic encephalopathy (DEE) in which drug resistance to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) is common. Focal-onset seizures (FOS) are among the seizure types characterizing LGS. Cenobamate (CNB) is a new AED indicated for the treatment of FOS and it has shown promising results in terms of seizure frequency reduction in both clinical trials and real-world experience. To date, the use of CNB in patients with DEEs is limited to Dravet syndrome. Methods: This was a retrospective study aimed to determine the 12-month effectiveness and tolerability of CNB in patients with LGS following real-world practice. Results: Four patients with LGS receiving CNB treatment were identified. At 12 months from starting CNB, the reduction in baseline seizure frequency ranged from 25 to 74%, with two patients achieving ≥50% seizure reduction. CNB was generally well tolerated and adjustments in doses of concomitant AEDs were required. Conclusions: CNB may represent a promising therapeutic option in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy associated with LGS. Further research is needed to confirm this preliminary evidence.
Treatment with Cenobamate in Adult Patients with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome: A Case Series / Falcicchio, Giovanni; Lattanzi, Simona; Negri, Francesco; de Tommaso, Marina; La Neve, Angela; Specchio, Nicola. - In: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE. - ISSN 2077-0383. - 12:1(2022), p. 129. [10.3390/jcm12010129]