Lamictal Side Effects

Serious Lamictal Side Effects

Some side effects of Lamictal, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Worsening of seizures
  • Depression, anxiety, or suicidal thoughts
  • Any unusual bruising or bleeding
  • Signs of aseptic meningitis, such as:
    • Headache
    • Fever and chills
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Stiff neck
    • Rash
    • Sensitivity to light
    • Drowsiness or confusion 
  • Signs of liver damage, such as yellow eyes or skin (jaundice)
  • Severe muscle pain
  • Frequent infections
  • Signs of a dangerous allergic reaction, including:


    • Hives or any rash
    • Fever
    • Swollen lymph nodes (swollen "glands")
    • Painful sores in or around the mouth or eyes
    • Swelling of the lips or tongue


Lamictal can cause very serious skin rashes and allergic reactions. These rashes can cause large sections of the skin to die and can cause disfigurement or even loss of life (see Lamictal Rash.)
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