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Lamictal is commonly used to treat bipolar disorder and epilepsy. While it is unknown how the drug works to treat bipolar disorder, it is believed to control epilepsy by affecting sodium channels in the brain. The drug is available in several forms, and is taken usually once or twice a day. Headaches, nausea, and dizziness are some of the more common side effects seen with Lamictal.
What Is Lamictal?Lamictal® (lamotrigine) is a prescription medication used to treat the following conditions:
- Bipolar disorder -- Lamictal is approved as a mood stabilizer to treat bipolar disorder (manic depression).
- Epilepsy -- Lamictal is approved to treat various types of seizures in people with epilepsy.