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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What is Lamotrigine used for?

My Questions: 1) Is the presecrition drug LAMOTRIGINE (generic for LAMICAL) a psychotic drug? — and if not, what is it. 2) What is the intended purpose of this drug? 3) Lastly, I read that the side effects for a vast majority of patients taking this drug is usuallly only a rash, — if anything at all. Thanking you in advance for your response in answering my questions.
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
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Lamotrigine is an anticonvulsant used for seizure treatment and prevention. It acts on brain and suppress the excitatory neurotransmitters.
It is not a psychotic drug.
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