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What is lamotrigine?

Lamotrigine is a drug used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder. In epilepsy, lamotrigine functions to decrease the number of seizures. The exact way it does this is not known. In bipolar disorder, lamotrigine acts to stabilize the mood and prevent episodes of both depression and mania. It is not exactly known how lamotrigine does this either. Lamotrigine is classified as an antiepileptic drug. It is sold in the United States as a prescription drug under the brand name Lamictal.

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