What is lamotrigine?
Lamotrigine (generic for Lamictal) is a prescription drug used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder.
Epilepsy, sometimes known as seizure disorder, is a condition that causes frequent, unprovoked seizures and loss of awareness. According to the Epilepsy Foundation, epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder and can affect people of all ages.
Bipolar disorder is also caused by disturbances in brain activity, which can cause severe mood swings and “manic” episodes of extremely high energy or depression. Bipolar disorder affects nearly 3 million Americans every year, and may last for your whole life.
Lamotrigine has been approved by the FDA to help treat these conditions by balancing activity in the brain. Talk to your provider about lamotrigine is right for you.