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Lamictal

Lamictal (generic name lamotrigine) is an anticonvulsant often prescribed as a mood stabilizer for those with bipolar disorder (manic depression). Found here are resources and information relating to this medication.

Lamictal and Lamotrigine
Comprehensive information about Lamictal - generic name lamotrigine. Lamictal is a medication used to treat seizure disorders like epilepsy and as a mood stabilizer for people who have bipolar disorder. Includes Lamictal side effects, serious rashes that may occur along with other serious reactions, dosages and more.

Lamictal (Lamotrigine) Medication Profile
Lamictal - generic lamotrigine - is an anticonvulsant epilepsy medication approved for use as a mood stabilizer in the treatment of bipolar disorder. Be on the lookout for a possible serious problem with rashes if you are taking Lamictal.

Lamotrigine Side Effects
The mood stabilizer Lamictal (generic name lamotrigine) has a number of uncommon or rare side effects that can be quite serious. This page lists common side effects along with those that are of considerable concern.

Lamictal Withdrawal Symptoms
While there is little research published regarding the effects of Lamictal withdrawal, there are a number of complaints by patients with bipolar disorder regarding the withdrawal symptoms from discontinuing Lamictal.

Manufacturer's Recommended Lamictal Dosages
Lamictal or lamotrigine - available strengths and manufacturer's recommended dosages for patients with bipolar disorder, where it is used as a mood stabilizer.

Lamictal Rash Warning in Plain English
Lamictal - generic lamotrigine - a drug which is prescribed to treat epilepsy and as a mood stabilizer for bipolar disorder - can cause serious, even life-threatening rashes. The black box warning sent to doctors is written in complex medical language. Here is the plain English version of the Lamictal rash warning.

Lamictal Rash Warning - Official FDA Version
Lamictal carries a strong warning (called a black box warning) about the potential for patients to develop a life-threatening rash. Here is the official FDA-approved text of that warning given on the prescribing information.

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Symptoms
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome symptoms indicate a very serious illness that needs immediate treatment. Stevens Johnson syndrome may be caused by the drug Lamictal - generic lamotrigine - which is used to treat seizure disorders like epilepsy and as a mood stabilizer for bipolar disorder. The most obvious symptoms are a spreading red or purple rash or...

Potentially Serious Reactions to Lamictal
The best-known serious reaction to Lamictal is developing a rash that might be permanently disfiguring or life-threatening. However, there are other potential reactions to Lamictal that are rarer than rashes but can be quite serious if they do occur.

Lamictal and Weight
A look at the effect of Lamictal - generic lamotrigine - on weight. Answers the question of whether Lamictal causes weight gain.

Lamictal and Pregnancy
Is Lamictal safe during pregnancy? Is the generic lamotrigine safe during breast feeding? Does Lamictal cause birth defects? While there is not enough data to answer these questions conclusively, researchers have been able to gather enough information to issue guidelines.

Lamictal and Anxiety
Lamictal - generic lamotrigine - is prescribed for treatment of seizure disorders like epilepsy and for bipolar disorder as a mood stabilizer, but what about anxiety? This article discusses anxiety as a side effect of Lamictal -- and also whether Lamictal can help anxiety.

Mood Stabilizers and Birth Control
Several mood stabilizers, including Lamictal, may have problem interactions with contraceptives. Be sure you know what's important when taking both Lamictal and birth control pills.

Speaking from Experience - Lamotrigine
These are posts written by members of our About Bipolar Disorder Forum Community about this medication. These discussions include information about personal experiences with efficacy, rashes, hair loss and more.

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