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Lamictal® (lamotrigine) is a prescription medication approved to treat seizures in people with epilepsy. It is also used as a mood stabilizer to treat bipolar disorder. When taken for epilepsy, Lamictal is used in the following ways:
 
  • Used alone to treat adults with partial seizures who are switching from a single epilepsy medication. Specifically, people who are 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 generalized seizures due to Lennox-Gastaut syndrome in adults and children as young as two 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 about using this drug for epilepsy, to learn about other approved uses for this medication, and to find out if this drug is appropriate for children.)
 
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