Lamotrigine is used in epilepsy.
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) is used alone or with other medications to prevent or control seizures (epilepsy) in people aged 2 and older. It may also be used to help prevent the extreme mood swings of bipolar disorder in people aged 18 and older. This medication is an anticonvulsant. Lamotrigine is thought to work by restoring the balance of certain natural neurotransmitters in the brain.
Common side effects may include:
blurred vision, double vision;
tremor, loss of coordination;
dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea;
fever, sore throat, runny nose;
drowsiness, tired feeling;
back pain; or.
sleep problems (insomnia).
LAMICTAL is indicated for the maintenance treatment of Bipolar I Disorder to delay the time to occurrence of mood episodes (depression, mania, hypomania, mixed episodes) in adults (≥18 years of age) treated for acute mood episodes with standard therapy.