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Lamictal (lamotrigine)

Mood Stabilizer / Anti-convulsant

TL;DR: Lamictal is often one of the first meds prescribed for Bipolar II as it has a relatively mild side effect profile and decent success rate for Bipolar depression. Watch out for the rash.

General Info

  • Other names: List other common names this med might be known as (overseas, shorthand, branding)
  • Legal Status: over-the-counter, prescription, controlled substance

Used to treat

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Side Effects

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Warnings and Contraindications

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Official Guidelines: List the prescribing info

Typical Experience: What ranges are typically most effective for users?


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Personal Experiences

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meds/lamictal.txt · Last modified: 2017/05/07 09:54 by softer