How Is Lamotrigine (Lamictal) Used In The Treatment Of Bipolar Disorder?

Question: How is lamotrigine (Lamictal) used in the treatment of bipolar disorder? What are the side effects and risks?

Answer: Lamotrigine is an anticonvulsant medication that's a mood stabilizer. It's most effective for the depressive component of bipolar disorder. Other than the risk of a severe skin rash, which is very unusual, lamotrigine is very safe and easy to take.

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