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  • Lamictal
    Lamictal has been approved for the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder. This selection from the eMedTV archives provides a detailed overview of the drug, including information on its uses, dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.
  • Lamictal 100 mg Tablets
    Lamictal comes in regular tablets and CD ("chewable dispersible") tablets. This eMedTV page lists the various strengths of regular Lamictal (25 mg tablets, 100 mg tablets, 150 mg tablets, and 200 mg tablets) and explains how dosing works for the drug.
  • Lamictal 150 mg Tablets
    Lamictal comes in several strengths; the 150 mg Lamictal tablets are among the higher strengths. As this eMedTV article explains, the drug must be started at a low dose and increased gradually (this helps to prevent dangerous side effects).
  • Lamictal 200 mg Tablets
    Of the four strengths available for this drug, 200 mg Lamictal tablets are the highest strength. This eMedTV page lists the other available strengths for this drug and offers general dosing guidelines for the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder.
  • Lamictal 25 mg Tablets
    For regular Lamictal, the lowest available strength is 25 mg Lamictal tablets. This page from the eMedTV Web site lists the other available forms and strengths of Lamictal and offers general dosing information for this medication.
  • Lamictal and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV segment offers a discussion on Lamictal and breastfeeding, including information on what to do if your doctor recommends it while nursing, and why the manufacturer of Lamictal does not recommend the drug's use in breastfeeding women.
  • Lamictal and Dry Mouth
    For people taking Lamictal for bipolar disorder, dry mouth is a possible side effect. This selection from the eMedTV archives discusses Lamictal and dry mouth in detail, noting some of the things you can do at home to obtain relief.
  • Lamictal and Hair Loss
    In clinical studies, hair loss was a rarely reported side effect of Lamictal. This page on the eMedTV Web site discusses this side effect in more detail, including suggestions on what to do if you experience hair loss while taking the medication.
  • Lamictal and Insomnia
    As this eMedTV page explains, insomnia is a common side effect of Lamictal, occurring in up to 10 percent of people taking it alone for bipolar disorder. This page discusses Lamictal and insomnia, including tips on getting a better night's sleep.
  • Lamictal and Pregnancy
    The full risks of taking Lamictal during pregnancy are not known. This eMedTV page provides a discussion on Lamictal and pregnancy, including the results of animal studies and explaining why the drug is a pregnancy Category C medication.
  • Lamictal and Weight Gain
    Although it is not a common side effect of Lamictal, weight gain is possible while taking the drug. This eMedTV page discusses the topic in detail, including information on what your healthcare provider may recommend if weight gain becomes a problem.
  • Lamictal and Weight Loss
    Weight loss is a possible side effect of Lamictal, albeit a rare one. This eMedTV page discusses Lamictal and weight loss in detail, including statistics from clinical studies, as well as what your doctor may do if you are losing too much weight.
  • Lamictal Dangers
    Lamictal can accumulate in the eyes, potentially causing vision problems. This article from the eMedTV library explores other potential dangers of Lamictal and explains what you should discuss with your doctor before starting this medication.
  • Lamictal Dosage
    A person's Lamictal dosage is low to begin with and then slowly increased. This selection from the eMedTV archives gives an overview of how to take Lamictal, explaining the importance of closely following your healthcare provider's instructions.
  • Lamictal Drug Information
    Lamictal is a prescription medication licensed to treat bipolar disorder and epileptic seizures. This eMedTV page offers more information on this drug, including Lamictal's warnings and precautions, as well as a list of potential side effects.
  • Lamictal Drug Information
    Lamictal is a medication often prescribed for the treatment of bipolar disorder and epileptic seizures. This eMedTV resource contains more drug information on Lamictal, including details on how the medicine works and a list of potential side effects.
  • Lamictal Drug Interactions
    As this eMedTV segment explains, drug interactions can occur when Lamictal is taken with Rifadin, Luminal, or Epitol. This article features a list of other medications that can react with Lamictal and explains some possible results of these interactions.
  • Lamictal for Bipolar Disorder
    Lamictal is approved to treat both seizures and bipolar disorder. This eMedTV selection talks about using Lamictal for bipolar disorder, noting in particular the drug's possible use as a treatment for bipolar depression.
  • Lamictal for Children
    Lamictal is approved to treat epileptic seizures in children. This eMedTV article explains that it is safe to use Lamictal for children as young as two years old. This page also explains that the drug may work by affecting sodium channels in the brain.
  • Lamictal for Depression
    As this article on the eMedTV Web site explains, Lamictal is not approved to treat depression; however, early studies suggest that it may be useful for this purpose. This article further discusses treating depression with Lamictal.
  • Lamictal for Epilepsy
    Lamictal is a prescription medication licensed to treat various types of seizures in people with epilepsy. This eMedTV segment provides more information about epilepsy and Lamictal, and briefly explores other uses for this drug.
  • Lamictal for Migraines
    Lamictal is not licensed to treat migraines, but early studies suggest that the drug may help prevent them. This eMedTV Web page offers an overview of using Lamictal for migraines, especially migraines that occur with aura.
  • Lamictal Indications
    Lamictal is a prescription drug used to treat conditions such as epilepsy, fibromyalgia, and nerve pain. This eMedTV resource takes a closer look at these Lamictal indications, including possible "off-label" uses for the medication.
  • Lamictal Medicine
    The prescription medicine Lamictal is approved for the treatment of bipolar disorder and epileptic seizures. This eMedTV Web page discusses these Lamictal uses in more detail and describes the specific effects of this medication.
  • Lamictal Oral
    Lamictal is a prescription medicine approved for treating bipolar disorder and epileptic seizures. This eMedTV article briefly explains when and how to take Lamictal oral tablets and explores how this medication works for seizures or bipolar disorder.
  • Lamictal Overdose
    Signs of a Lamictal overdose include coordination problems, seizures, and involuntary eye movements. This eMedTV selection deals with the symptoms and treatment for a Lamictal overdose, including what to do if you think you've overdosed on the drug.
  • Lamictal Rash
    In rare cases, Lamictal can cause a life-threatening rash. This selection from the eMedTV Web site explains how a rash can become severe enough to require hospitalization and describes what to do if you develop this side effect while taking the drug.
  • Lamictal Reactions
    When side effects occur with Lamictal, they are minor in most cases and do not require medical attention. This eMedTV resource lists commonly reported side effects of this medication and explains which reactions to Lamictal are potentially dangerous.
  • Lamictal Risks
    Lamictal can cause life-threatening skin rashes or allergic reactions. As this eMedTV segment explains, there are many other risks with Lamictal that you should be aware of before starting the drug, including potential side effects of the medication.
  • Lamictal Safety
    As this eMedTV page explains, you may not be able to take Lamictal if you have certain medical conditions, such as a bleeding disorder or liver disease. This page covers other Lamictal safety precautions, including possible side effects of the drug.
  • Lamictal Side Affects
    Nausea and sore throat are some of the possible side effects of Lamictal. This eMedTV article covers common and rare side effects, and provides a link to more information. Lamictal side affects is a common misspelling of Lamictal side effects.
  • Lamictal Side Effects
    Headaches, blurred vision, and coordination problems are some of the more common Lamictal side effects. This eMedTV segment provides a list of common and rare side effects seen with the drug, including those that require immediate medical attention.
  • Lamictal Substitute
    For people who do not respond well to Lamictal, alternatives to the medication are available. This eMedTV Web page provides a list of various medications that can be used as a substitute for Lamictal for treating epilepsy and bipolar disorder.
  • Lamictal Tablets
    Available as tablets or "chewable dispersible" tablets, Lamictal is a drug used to treat seizures. This eMedTV page offers general information on when and how to take Lamictal and lists the various strengths that are available for this medicine.
  • Lamictal Uses
    Lamictal is approved for use in the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder. This eMedTV article goes into greater detail about what the medication is used for, including information on Lamictal uses in children, as well as how it works.
  • Lamictal Warnings and Precautions
    Lamictal can cause anemia or other blood disorders, which might increase the risk of bleeding or infections. This eMedTV article offers a list of several other Lamictal warnings and precautions, and also describes those who should not take the drug.
  • Lamictal Weight Change
    There are several possible side effects of Lamictal, and weight change is one of them. This page from the eMedTV Web library discusses this possible side effect and offers tips on controlling your weight and keeping the extra pounds off.
  • Lamictal Withdraw
    If you suddenly stop taking Lamictal, withdrawal symptoms (such as seizures) may occur. This eMedTV page describes what your doctor may recommend to help avoid these and other symptoms. Lamictal withdraw is a common misspelling of Lamictal withdrawal.
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