Lamictal and Alcohol?

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Lamotrigine, often prescribed under the brand name Lamictal, is used to control seizures in both adults and children that have epilepsy. It can often be prescribed for Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and as a treatment for bipolar disorder. Alcohol should be avoided while taking Lamotrigine, because it can decrease the benefits of the drug, and increase the chance of adverse side effects such as sedation and dizziness.

You should talk to your doctor about proper precautions to take when using this medication. Lamotrigine can interact with other medicines, including carbamazepine, female hormones including birth control pills, methotrexate, Phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone, pyrimethamine, rifampin, trimethoprim and valproic acid. Contact your doctor immediately if you develop a skin reaction, fever, swelling, or shortness of breath after taking Lamotrigine.
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