There are currently several strengths of generic Lamictal available. The generic versions are made by a number of companies, including Sandoz, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, and Apotex Corporation. The generic versions come in the form of tablets and "chewable dispersible" tablets.
Lamictal® (lamotrigine) is a prescription medication that is used for the treatment of bipolar disorder and epilepsy. Generic versions of this medication are available.
- Lamotrigine 25-mg tablets
- Lamotrigine 100-mg tablets
- Lamotrigine 150-mg tablets
- Lamotrigine 200-mg tablets
- Lamotrigine 5-mg chewable dispersible tablets
- Lamotrigine 25-mg chewable dispersible tablets.
Lamictal orally disintegrating tablets are not yet available in generic form.
Who Makes Generic Lamictal?Several different manufacturers make generic versions of Lamictal, including (but not limited to):
- Apotex Corporation
- Mylan Pharmaceuticals
- Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
- Teva Pharmaceuticals.
Is Generic Lamotrigine as Good as Lamictal?
All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns each generic a rating.
An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic lamotrigine versions currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Lamictal.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.
It should also be noted that many healthcare providers believe that special care should be taken when switching a patient from a brand-name seizure medication to a generic one. For this reason, you may want to check with your healthcare provider before switching to a generic version of Lamictal (or even before switching between different generic versions of Lamictal).