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Bipolar Disorder (Children and Adolescents)

Side Effects of Lamitcal

01/21/2004

Question:

What are the side effects of Lamictal?

Answer:

Regarding the side-effects for Lamictal (an anticonvulsant used to stabilize mood), most side effects are minor (e.g., sleepiness, dizziness, upset stomach) and go away after a short time. However, contact your prescribing physician immediately if you:

Finally, don`t forget to ask your prescribing physician and/or read the pharmacy insert for information about Lamictal.

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Response by:

Mary A Fristad, PhD, ABPP Mary A Fristad, PhD, ABPP
Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University

Nicholas   Lofthouse, PhD Nicholas Lofthouse, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University