Lamictal Uses

How Does Lamictal Work?

It is not known exactly how Lamictal works for treating epilepsy. Studies suggest that the drug may work by affecting sodium channels in the brain, preventing the abnormal activity from spreading to other parts of the brain. This action could help control seizures.
Currently, it is not known how Lamictal works to treat bipolar disorder.

Lamictal Uses in Children

Lamictal is approved for controlling seizures in children with epilepsy as young two years old. It is not approved to treat bipolar disorder in children. Talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using the drug in children.

Off-Label Lamictal Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Lamictal for something other than epilepsy or bipolar disorder. At this time, using Lamictal to treat absence seizures (also known as petit mal seizures) is considered an off-label Lamictal use.
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