Lamictal is used for treating certain types of seizures. It may be used alone or with other medicines. It may also be used to delay the occurrence of mood problems in certain patients with bipolar disorder. Lamictal is an anticonvulsant.
Use Lamictal as directed by your doctor.
- Take Lamictal by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation.
- Lamictal has a bitter taste. Do not crush or chew before swallowing. The tablet may be broken in half if your doctor tells you to do so.
- Continue to take Lamictal even if you feel well. Do not miss any dose.
- If you miss a dose of Lamictal, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Lamictal.
Store Lamictal at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Lamictal out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Active Ingredient: Lamotrigine.