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What is lamictal?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology 55 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.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Lamictal: It is an Anti-convulsant medication used for Epilepsy & Mood disorders.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is lamictal used for?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 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 38-year-old member asked:

Is there an alternative to lamictal?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 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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