lamotrigine, Lamictal, Lamictal CD, Lamictal ODT, Lamictal XR

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GENERIC NAME: lamotrigine

BRAND NAME: Lamictal, Lamictal CD, Lamictal ODT, Lamictal XR, Lamictal Starter

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Lamotrigine is an oral drug that is used primarily for treating seizures. It is chemically unrelated to other anti-seizure drugs. The precise mechanism by which lamotrigine exerts its anti-seizure action is not known. The FDA approved lamotrigine in December 1974.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Lamotrigine is used in combination with other anti-seizure drugs for the treatment of partial seizures, tonic-clonic seizures, and seizures of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. It also is used alone for treating partial seizures in patients 16 years and older when converting from other anti-epileptic drugs. Lamotrigine also is used for preventing mood episodes in individuals 18 years or older with bipolar disorder.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects of lamotrigine are:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/31/2014

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