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An anticonvulsant drug, C9H7Cl2N5, used also as a mood stabilizer to treat bipolar disorder.

[Perhaps (ch)l(oro)- + am(in)o + -trigine (alteration of triazine).]
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n lamotrigina
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Lamotrigine showed efficacy for treating bipolar depression in a 1999 study (J.
Lamotrigine is chemically known as 3,5-diamino-6-(2,3-dichlorophenyl)-1,2,4-triazine (Figure 1) with molecular formula [C.sub.9][H.sub.7][Cl.sub.2][N.sub.5] and molecular weight of 256.09 daltons (MERCK INDEX, 2006).
* If feasible, women with epilepsy who are of childbearing age and taking phenobarbital, valproate, or topiramate should be switched to a safer antiepileptic drug (AED), such as lamotrigine, prior to pregnancy.
]he neurologist later added lamotrigine because of the child's behavior problems.
Such key drugs as lamotrigine (GlaxoSmithKline's Lamictal and generics) face increased genetics competition, for example, as divalproex (Abbott/Sanofi-Aventis' Depakote and Depakote ER and generics).
The prospective, observational Neurodevelopmental Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs (NEAD) study included 303 pregnant women who took sodium valproate, carbamazepine, lamotrigine, or phenytoin as monotherapy.
The authors followed up the offspring of women taking single anti-epileptic drugs (carbamazepine, lamotrigine, phenytoin or valproate) at the age of 3 years and measured their neuro-developmental scores.
This is a retrospective chart review of a group of adults with developmental disabilities and seizures, and/or psychiatric and behavioral disorders treated with lamotrigine. All patients were residents of a large facility.
Cipla Medpro launched the first lamotrigine generic with Epitec.
"Three were taking Phenobarbital, one in association with lamotrigine and the last took lamotrigine with valproic acid.
Nurnberger: The one new medication that I would emphasize the most for bipolar disorder is lamotrigine, a mood stabilizer that was developed originally as an anti-seizure medication.
The FDA also gave the green light to generic versions of finasteride 1 mg tablets (Propecia) for hair loss, finasteride 5 mg tablets (Proscar) for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men, and lamotrigine tablets (Lamictal) for epileptic seizures.