Role of lacosamide for the treatment of chronic pain
Lacosamide is a novel sodium channel modulator. While animal studies have suggested that this AED may be helpful for the treatment of neuropathic pain, the FDA did not approve this drug for such in humans when presented with the clinical trial data. Nevertheless, there are published studies to support its use in painful diabetic neuropathy, as well as fibromyalgia. I have used this medication successfully for select patients who had not responded well to other AEDs.