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Who should take lamotrigine?

Lamotrigine is used for the treatment of epilepsy. It is indicated for use in the following types of seizures in adults and children two years of age and older: partial seizures, primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures, and generalized seizures occurring in individuals with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. In these situations, lamotrigine should be used in combination with other antiepileptic medication. It may also be used alone, as single therapy, in adults with partial seizures who have previously been taking one of these drugs as single therapy: phenytoin, phenobarbital, valproic acid, divalproex, primidone, or carbamazepime.

Lamotrigine is also used for the treatment of bipolar disorder. In this disease, which is also known as manic depression, the use of lamotrigine is reserved for adults.

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