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Spritam - A New Formulation of Levetiracetam for Epilepsy
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The FDA has approved a rapidly disintegrating tablet formulation of the antiepileptic drug levetiracetam (Spritam – Aprecia) for adjunctive treatment of partial-onset, myoclonic, and primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Oral and intravenous formulations of levetiracetam (Keppra, and generics) have been available for years. Although approved by the FDA only as adjunctive therapy, levetiracetam is commonly used as monotherapy for partial-onset and generalized seizures and may also be effective in treating absence seizures and seizures of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.1

THE NEW FORMULATION – Spritam is the first drug to be manufactured in the US using 3D printing technology. During manufacturing, the 3D printer dispenses powdered medication in layers and a liquid binding agent that binds the layers together. Since no compression forces are used ... more      

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