Lamictal Uses, How to Take, Overdose, Side Effects and Precautions

What is Lamictal? Lamictal (lamotrigine) is an anti-epileptic medication, also called an anticonvulsant. Lamictal is used either alone or in combination with other medications to treat epileptic seizures in adults and children. Lamictal is also used to delay mood episodes in adults with bipolar disorder (manic depression).

How to take Lamictal. This medication comes in three forms: a tablet (to swallow), a chewable tablet, and an orally disintegrating tablet. Do not crush, chew, or break a Lamictal tablet. To take the chewable tablet, chew it or swallow it whole with water. You can also put the tablet in a teaspoon of water or diluted juice and allow it to dissolve for about a minute. Swirl it around gently then take it right away. Once the tablet is dissolved in liquid you cannot save it to use later. Do not swallow the orally disintegrating tablet (ODT) whole. Place it on your tongue and let it dissolve. You can drink a little liquid to help things along.