What Is Lamictal Used For?

Many people have heard about Lamictal and may wonder, "What is it used for?" Lamictal® (lamotrigine) is a prescription medicine approved for the treatment of epileptic seizures and bipolar disorder.
 
Bipolar Disorder
Lamictal is approved for "maintenance" treatment of bipolar disorder, meaning it is used to help people with the condition keep their moods stable and to prevent episodes of mania and depression.
 
Epilepsy
Lamictal is used for treating different types of seizures. It has been shown to be effective when used in the following ways:
 
  • Used alone to treat adults with partial seizures who were previously treated with a single epilepsy medication. Specifically, people were switched to Lamictal from one of the following medications:

 

 

  • Used along with other seizure medications to treat partial seizures in adults and children as young as two years old.
     
  • Used along with other seizure medications to treat seizures due to Lennox-Gastaut syndrome in adults and children as young as three years old.
     
  • Used along with other seizure medications to treat generalized tonic-clonic seizures (grand mal seizures) in adults and children as young as two years old.
     
(Click Lamictal Uses for more information on what this drug is used for, to find out if it is used "off-label" for treating other conditions, and for details on how it works.)
 
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