Lamotrigine may be used on its own or in conjunction with other medications to help control some types of seizures. It is not a cure for epilepsy. It is also used to treat bipolar disorder in adults.
Before starting on this medication, inform your doctor of your medical history and the other drugs you take, as lamotrigine may interact with other drugs. Inform your doctor if you become pregnant or breastfeed. Do not stop using your seizure medicines unless directed by a doctor. Only take the brand name and dosage you were prescribed.
Lamotrigine may interact with drugs such as ginseng, gingko, estradiol, sertraline, and more. If you have depression, heart disease, thalassemia, or another medical condition, your ability to use this medicine may be affected. Talk to your doctor before using CNS depressants such as alcohol and antihistamines. Avoid driving until you know how this drug affects you, as it may affect your vision.
May cause hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis , a life-threatening condition. Alert your doctor if you encounter a serious side effect, such as: allergic reaction, overdose, menstrual changes, skin rash, dark urine, jaundice, self-harm urges, mood changes, symptoms of aseptic meningitis (a serious condition), and blurred vision.