Lamictal Overview

Lamictal (generic: lamotrigine) is a prescription medication used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder. Lamictal belongs to a group of drugs called anticonvulsants, which decrease abnormal brain activity.

Lamictal is available as a tablet to be taken by mouth one to three times a day.  It is also available as a chewable tablet and an orally dissolving tablet.  A long-lasting form, Lamictal XR, is also available for once daily dosage.
Common side effects of Lamictal include dizziness, headache, sleepiness, and tremor.