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Although most people have no problems with Lamictal® (lamotrigine), this medication is not suitable for everyone. Before starting treatment, talk to your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you may have and any other medications you are taking (including nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements). For instance, you may not be able to take Lamictal safely if you have certain medical conditions, such as kidney, liver disease, or a bleeding disorder.
 
Other Lamictal safety precautions apply to people with certain allergies (including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives) and to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Some of the most common side effects seen with the medication include:
 
  • Dizziness
  • Double vision
  • Headaches
  • Coordination problems
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting.
     
(Click Lamictal Side Effects and Lamictal Warnings and Precautions for a closer look at other Lamictal safety concerns, including information on what to tell your doctor before beginning treatment and potentially serious side effects that may require immediate medical care.)
 
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