I've taken lamotrigine since clinical trials, over 20 years. What is a good alternative?
What is alternative to lamotrigine?
Question posted by anne22747 on 4 June 2022
Last updated on 4 June 2022 by Blazer_Fan
I’ve also taken Lamotrigine for over twenty years for seizures. Prior to that I took Dilantin. I tried switching from Lamotrigine to Keppra several years ago but that didn’t go well for me. I was dizzy and nauseous for two weeks. I think Keppra is a good anti-seizure med for some people though. The long term side effects profile is generally better than Lamotrigine. Perhaps it might be an option for you.
There are several good alternatives you can discuss with your doctor depending on your exact diagnosis.
Examples of mood stabilizers include lithium (Lithobid), valproic acid (Depakene), divalproex sodium sodium sodium sodium (Depakote), and carbamazepine (Tegretol).
Other options are lurasidone (Latuda) and quetiapine (Seroquel) for Bipolar depression.
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