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Lamictal Side Effects & Adverse Reactions

Lamictal (Lamotrigine) is a medication that was first approved by the FDA in 1994 for the treatment of partial seizures, later in 1998 for the treatment of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, and again 2003 for the management of bipolar disorder.  Specifically, Lamictal is used to prevent and/or treat: focal seizures, tonic-clonic seizures, and acute depressive episodes or …

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Lamictal & Weight Gain vs. Loss: What Should You Expect?

Lamictal (lamotrigine) is an anticonvulsant medication prescribed for the prophylaxis and/or management of epilepsy and bipolar disorder.  Research suggests that Lamictal modifies neurochemistry by: inhibiting voltage-gated sodium channels, blocking various calcium channels (L-type; N-type; P-type), antagonizing sigma and 5-HT3 receptors, upregulating GABA signaling, and suppressing the release of glutamate and aspartate.  Through the aforementioned mechanisms …

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Taking Lamictal (Lamotrigine) For Anxiety Disorders: Does It Help?

Lamotrigine is a synthetic phenyltriazine chemical with anticonvulsant and analgesic properties initially sold by GlaxoSmithKline under the brand name Lamictal.  It was first approved by the FDA in 1994 for the treatment of partial seizures in adults, and was subsequently approved in 1998 for the management of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome – a severe form of epilepsy …

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