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what is lamictal?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Anticonvulsant: Lamictal (lamotrigine) is a sodium channel blocker acting on the central nervous system. This reduces transmission of electrical discharges in the brain to reduce seizure propagation. This drug also is a mood stabilizer useful in bipolar disorder.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Lamictal: It is an Anti-convulsant medication used for Epilepsy & Mood disorders.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Lamictal side effects?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Varied: Life threatening: certain rashes (stevens-johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis), neutropenia (low white cells), multiple organ failure, hepatic failure, suicide, sudden death. Less severe: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, somnolence, visual change, headache, sore throat, runny nose, diarrhea, fever, fatigue - many others. You should be under close supervision by the prescriber.
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What is lamictal used for?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 58 years experience
Seizure: Lamictal(lomotrogine ) is mainly used to treat seizura disorder but like many of the other anticonvulsants it is used for the treatment of bipolar disorders, neuropathy and trigeminal neuralgia.
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A 43-year-old female asked:

Can lamictal cause fluid retentuon?

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Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacology 16 years experience
Yes : Fluid retention ( peripheral edema) has been reported in greater than 2% but less than 5% of adult who take Lamictal ( particularly the immediate- release product). In addition facial edema has also been reported in 2% of children on immediate-release lamicatl (lamotrigine). Please discuss these problems with your doctor, ( particularly patients with congestive heart failure).
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A 28-year-old male asked:

Please describe the medication: lamictal?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Lamotrigine: Valuable medication to treat epilepsy, especially complex partial seizures, and first choice for epileptologists. Has few side effects, but has risk of early rash which could be life-threatening (stevens-johnson synd). Has proven of some value in psychiatry (bipolar, etc). Often used adjunctively, but can be mono-therapy.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Is there an alternative to lamictal?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Yes: Lamictal is primarily an anti-epileptic drug which is also utilized in psychiatry. Numerous other drugs exist within this class, and if you are taking the drug and it seems ineffective or adverse events are present, your doctor could easiiy change to another medication.

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