Lamictal is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder. Lamictal is sometimes prescribed for people with major depressive disorder when antidepressants have failed. Lamictal is also known by its drug name, Lamotrigine.
Lamictal is an anticonvulsant. In cases of depression, Lamictal works as a mood stabilizer. Lamictal is believed to work by changing the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain.
How do I take it?
Lamictal is generally taken once or twice a day.
Lamictal comes in standard tablet, chewable tablet, and orally disintegrating tablet forms.
The FDA-approved label for Lamictal lists common side effects including dizziness, drowsiness, headache, blurred or double vision, trouble walking, nausea, and cold symptoms.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Lamictal include severe skin reactions, blood disorders, and suicidal thinking or behavior.
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Lamictal – GlaxoSmithKline