Lamictal / Lamotrigine(2)

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:34 by admin
Lamictal, also known as lamotrigine, is a drug used to control seizures associated with some forms of epilepsy. Glaxo Smith Kline manufactures Lamictal.

The drug has been associated with rare sudden deaths and aplasia as well as Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Additionally, the FDA recently issued a warning to doctors, patients, and pharmacists regarding the tendency to confuse Lamictal with the anti-fungal drug Lamisil. If confusion leads an epileptic to take Lamisil rather than Lamictal, the epileptic's seizures may not be controlled properly. Furthermore, people with fungal infections who mistakenly take Lamictal may aggravate their infections.

See your doctor if you have experienced serious side effects associated with Lamictal or if you received a misfilled prescription. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. Epilepsy Drugs: Overview
  2. Birth Defects
  3. Stevens-Johnson Syndrome / Erythema Multiforme
  4. Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
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