Lamictal (lamotrigine): Reviews and patient testimonials

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Medication indications

Lamictal

Epilepsy

Adults and adolescents aged 13 years and above

- Adjunctive or monotherapy treatment of partial seizures and generalised seizures, including tonic-clonic seizures.

- Seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Lamictal is given as adjunctive therapy but may be the initial antiepileptic drug (AED) to start with in Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.

Children and adolescents aged 2 to 12 years

- Adjunctive treatment of partial seizures and generalised seizures, including tonic-clonic seizures and the seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.

- Monotherapy of typical absence seizures.

Bipolar disorder

Adults aged 18 years and above

- Prevention of depressive episodes in patients with bipolar I disorder who experience predominantly depressive episodes.

Lamictal is not indicated for the acute treatment of manic or depressive episodes.


Route of administration: Oral
Molecule: lamotrigine

Patients' opinions on Lamictal

In brief

General satisfaction level: 8.00/10 Learn more

Treatment's effectiveness: 8.00/10 Learn more

Ease of use: 9.50/10 Learn more

Adherence to prescription: 10.00/10 Learn more

Detected side effects: 6.00/10 Learn more

Improvement in the quality of life: 8.50/10 Learn more

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Tips and advice of the community


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lesmal • Ambassador
on 05/01/2021

Unfortunately, I was only able to take Lamictal for approximately 6 months before all the side effects took their toll. Headaches, muscle twitches, lower back pain, weight gain, allergies and more. 

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lesmal • Ambassador
on 06/05/2020

I've been on Lamictal/Lamotrigine for epilepsy since 2nd March, 2020. 

This has been a good medication so far; commenced on trial for 12 weeks to reach maximum dosage of 150mg. daily. I am doing well, less seizures and experiencing a few side effects which is to be expected. In conjunction with Phenytoin a balance is so far being reached. Long may it last! 

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