Lamictal is an anticonvulsant drug prescribed to treat epileptic seizures. It is also prescribed to help stabilize mood and treat bipolar disorder in adults.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions and use Lamictal exactly as prescribed.
Lamictal may cause a severe skin rash. Seek medical attention for rash, hives, blistering, peeling, or sores.
Some people may have thoughts of suicide while taking Lamictal.
Birth control pills can make Lamictal less effective. Your dose may need to be adjusted if you start or stop taking birth control pills.
Before taking Lamictal, inform your doctor if you have any of the following:
Common side effects of Lamictal include:
Contact your doctor if you experience these more serious side effects:
What happens if I stop taking Lamictal?
Suddenly stopping Lamictal can cause withdrawal symptoms, and may increase the risk of seizures in people with epilepsy. Talk to your doctor about tapering off or switching to a different medication.