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Does Prolonged Intake Of Lamictal Lead To Memory And Cognitive Issues?

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Posted on Fri, 4 Mar 2016
Question: I asked you about my Epilepsy issues, and Lamictal creating memory problems. Is there any connections between potential Lamictal/ Epilepsy and memory/alzheimer issues?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Erion Spaho (52 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, it is possible.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

Alzheimer's is a different condition, but memory problems and cognitive issues are possible to happen with long term use of this drug.

In the other hand, seizures also could contribute to memory and cognitive issues.

So, the answer to your question is yes, long term use of Lamictal could cause memory and cognitive issues.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Let me know if something unclear.

Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Dr. Dr. Erion Spaho

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Does Prolonged Intake Of Lamictal Lead To Memory And Cognitive Issues?

Brief Answer: Yes, it is possible. Detailed Answer: Hello and thanks for using HCM. I have read your question and understand your concerns. Alzheimer's is a different condition, but memory problems and cognitive issues are possible to happen with long term use of this drug. In the other hand, seizures also could contribute to memory and cognitive issues. So, the answer to your question is yes, long term use of Lamictal could cause memory and cognitive issues. Hope you found the answer helpful. Let me know if something unclear. Take care.