Lamictal® (lamotrigine) is a prescription drug used for treating seizures in people with epilepsy. It can also be used as a mood stabilizer to treat bipolar disorder. The medicine comes in regular tablets, orally disintegrating tablets, and Lamictal CD tablets.
The CD tablets are "chewable dispersible" tablets, meaning they can be swallowed whole, chewed, or "dispersed" in a small amount of liquid. The regular tablets can be broken in half if necessary to obtain the proper dosage. This medication is taken by mouth, usually once or twice a day. It is important to take your Lamictal dosage at the same time each day to maintain even drug levels in your blood.
The regular and orally disintegrating tablets are available in four different strengths, including:
- Lamictal 25 mg
- Lamictal 100 mg
- Lamictal 150 mg
- Lamictal 200 mg.
The chewable or "dispersible" CD tablets are available in the following strengths:
- Lamictal CD 2 mg
- Lamictal CD 5 mg
- Lamictal CD 25 mg.
(Click Lamictal for more detailed dosing information for this drug, to learn about the specific effects of Lamictal, and to find out what side effects may occur with this medication.)