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A 35-year-old member asked:

Lamictal side effects, vision and memory loss anyone?

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Dr. Majid Moshirfar
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Yes. It can: General visual side effects include double vision (28%), blurred vision (16%), and vision abnormality (3%) has been reported. Concentration disturbance (2%) and memory decrease was mentioned in the package insert of the medication.
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Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology 44 years experience
Blurred, eye muscles: Lamotrigine can cause blurred vision in about 1/2 the patients who take it because it can affect the internal eye muscles that facilitate focus. Double vision can occur in about 1/4 of patients because of similar receptors on the eye muscles. The blurry vision can be helped with glasses; see your eyemd promptly if you are having problems with Lamictal as the side effects can be dealt with.
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