Lamictal (lamotrigine): Label Change – Risk of Aseptic Meningitis

FDA MedWatch Alert ISSUE: FDA notified healthcare professionals and patients that Lamictal (lamotrigine), a medication commonly used for seizures in children two years and older, and bipolar disorder in adults, can cause aseptic meningitis. Symptoms of meningitis may include headache, fever, stiff neck, nausea, vomiting, rash, and sensitivity to light. In cases of meningitis, it […]

Lamictal redux

Lamictal withdrawal started my physical demise. THIS PAGE IS A MIRROR OF THE TAB ABOVE — THE TAB IS MORE LIKELY TO BE CONSISTENTLY UPDATED The Lamictal withdrawal from hell post has long been the most viewed page on this blog. I figured it was time to gather my Lamictal posts in one place. I’ve […]

Lamictal (lamotrigine) completely ineffective

Can anyone say, “It’s generic now.” The Last Psychiatrist makes explicit once again what has also been brought up by CLPsych before. Lamictal is a useless and, well, we here on this blog we know it’s a dangerous drug in withdrawal too. An excerpt from Last Psychiatrist: In fact, there were already three negative studies […]

Lamictal XR approved—GSK doing dances now that it’s blockbuster that went generic has been revamped

From FiercePharma: GlaxosmithKline’s Lamictal XR–an extended release version of its off-patent Lamictal–has been approved as an add-on therapy for patients 13 years and older with partial seizures. In a 19-week study, Lamictal significantly reduced frequency of seizures compared with the placebo. The drug will be available this summer, the company said in a statement. GSK […]