Lamictal also called an anticonvulsant and it is an anti-epileptic medication.
This drug is used in combination with other medications or either aloneto treat epileptic seizures in children and adults. It is also used to delay mood episodes in atients with manic depression (bipolar disorder).
Lamictal should not be used as a single drug in a teenager or child who is younger than sixteen years old. The doctor can recommend this drug for children as young as two years old when Lamictal is given as part of a combination of seizure drugs.
Lamictal XR (he extended-release form of lamotrigine) is for use only in patients who are at least thirty years old.