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Lamotrigine Uses for Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a brain condition that occurs when there are sudden, brief changes in how the brain's electrical system works. This change in brain activity can lead to a seizure (see Epilepsy Symptoms). Depending on which part of the brain is affected, a seizure may affect the person's consciousness, body movements, emotions, or senses (taste, touch, smell, vision, or hearing).
 
In over half of all cases, the cause of epilepsy is not known. Epilepsy treatments may include:
 
 
Lamotrigine is approved for treating epilepsy in the following ways:
 
  • Used alone to treat adults with partial seizures who are switching from a single epilepsy medication. Specifically, people who are switched to lamotrigine from one of the following medications:
o Phenobarbital (Luminal®)
  • Used along with other seizure medications to treat partial seizures in adults and children as young as two years old.
     
  • Used along with other seizure medications to treat generalized seizures due to Lennox-Gastaut syndrome in adults and children as young as two years old.
     
  • Used along with other seizure medications to treat generalized tonic-clonic seizures (grand mal seizures) in adults and children as young as two years old.
     
(Click Types of Seizures for more information about the various kinds of seizures.)
 
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