Mood stabiliser medicine
- Lamictal "la-MIC-tal"
What can it be used for?
If you are 18 or over, the doctor can prescribe lamotrigine for you as a licensed medicine to treat the low mood (depression) part of bipolar disorder. Lamotrigine is commonly used as a treatment for epilepsy, and you will see information about this in the leaflets about this medicine.
If you are under 18, there is less research about its use and effectiveness in young people. Even so, specialists might prescribe it ‘off label’ if it is the best medicine for you.
If you have any thoughts of suicide, or of other ways of hurting yourself, go straight to a hospital with your medicine. This may be a side-effect, and you need urgent help.