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A prescription drug, lamotrigine is used to treat bipolar disorder and epilepsy. In clinical studies, people taking the drug for bipolar disorder went longer without having an episode of mania or depression, compared to those not taking it. The drug is taken by mouth, usually once or twice a day. Possible side effects of lamotrigine include nausea, dizziness, and headaches.
What Is Lamotrigine?Lamotrigine (Lamictal®) is a prescription medication used to treat the following conditions:
- Bipolar disorder -- It is approved as a mood stabilizer to treat bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression).
- Epilepsy -- It is approved to treat various types of seizures in people with epilepsy.