What Is Lamotrigine?
) is a prescription medication used to treat the following conditions:
Who Makes Lamotrigine?
It is made by GlaxoSmithKline.
How Does It Work?
Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain that causes brief changes in how the brain's electrical system works. This change in brain activity can lead to a seizure (see Epilepsy Symptoms)
. It is not known exactly how lamotrigine works for treating epilepsy. Studies suggest that it may work by affecting sodium channels in the brain, preventing the abnormal activity from spreading to other parts. This action helps control seizures
It is also not exactly known how lamotrigine works to treat bipolar
Several studies have evaluated the safety and effectiveness of lamotrigine when used to treat bipolar disorder and epilepsy.