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What are the side effects of Lamictal in depression and ADHD treatment?

I am looking into the side effects of Lamictal as treatment for my daughter s depression and ADHD. She is 16 years old. She claims she is experiencing mood swings, depression, and can t tell if this is being caused by Lamictal or if the medication is just not effective
Wed, 30 Jan 2019
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Hello,

Lamictal is a safe and effective drug, especially for long term use. If she can not tolerate the side effects alternatives can be tried. Consult a psychiatrist and he will direct you accordingly.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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