Lamictal® (lamotrigine) is a prescription medication licensed to treat bipolar disorder and epileptic seizures. Although most people appear to respond well to this medication, there are some potential dangers that you should be aware of before starting treatment.
It is important to talk to your healthcare provider before taking Lamictal if you have liver disease, kidney disease, a blood disorder, or any heart problems (as the medicine may cause problems in people with these conditions). Since the full risks of using Lamictal during pregnancy or while breastfeeding are not known at this time, you should consult your healthcare provider before using the drug if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
As with any medication, side effects are possible with Lamictal. Some of the most common problems that have been reported with this drug include nausea or vomiting, blurred vision, dizziness, and headaches. In most cases, side effects are minor, often requiring little or no medical attention.
(Click Lamictal Side Effects and Lamictal Warnings and Precautions to learn about other potential dangers with Lamictal, including other side effects or complications that may occur with this medication.)