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Treating Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

Commonly prescribed to individuals suffering from epileptic conditions, seizures, or bipolar disorder, Lamictal has been tied to numerous dangerous side effects. In August 2010, the FDA issued a warning stating that Lamictal had been tied to several serious illnesses or even death. Some of the most serious illnesses that Lamictal has been linked to include […]

Off-Label Uses of Lamictal

Lamictal, an anti-epileptic medication that belongs to a class of drugs known as anticonvulsants, which was first approved by the FDA in 1994. Initially given the green light as an anti-seizure medication, approval to use the drug to treat bipolar disorder was given in 2003. Manufactured by the pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline, Lamictal has come under […]

GlaxoSmithKline’s Role in Lamictal Lawsuits

People throughout Texas and the United States have been filing lawsuits against the pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) because of their decision to promote the anticonvulsant drug, Lamictal. Lamictal – the brand name for lamotrigine – has been identified as a potential cause of devastating birth defects, serious skin conditions, meningitis, depression, and suicidal thoughts. Ma...

An In-Depth Look at Lamictal and Its Uses

Lamictal is an anticonvulsant and mood stabilizer that is used to treat several serious conditions, including epilepsy and seizures. The brand name for lamotrigine – or LTG – Lamictal is manufactured by global pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline. One of the main roles of the drug is to block specific sodium channels, which in turn inhibits the […]

Lamictal Linked to Cleft Palate Birth Defects

In September 2011, a study was conducted that showed that the antiepileptic drug Lamictal was more dangerous to unborn babies than previously thought. Lamictal is manufactured by the global healthcare company, GlaxoSmithKline, and has been linked to numerous dangerous side effects, including birth defects. Prior to 2011, the FDA had stated that the pregnancy risk […]

Suicidal Thoughts and Antiepileptic Drugs

Back in 2008, the FDA announced that it would require the manufacturers of antiepileptic drugs to add a warning about the increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors to the product’s label. One of the affected manufacturers was GlaxoSmithKline, the organization responsible for the production of the antiepileptic drug, Lamictal. Since 2008, there have been […]

Treating Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) is a serious, potentially deadly skin disease that can occur as a result of taking Lamictal, the anti-epileptic medication used to treat seizures. Over the last several years, Lamictal lawyers at Wormington & Bollinger have helped individuals throughout Texas who have suffered from SJS as a result of taking Lamictal pursue legal […]

An In-Depth Look at Aseptic Meningitis

Aseptic meningitis was first named as a side effect of the anticonvulsant drug, Lamictal, by the FDA in August of 2010. An illness that appears similar to bacterial meningitis, aseptic meningitis is very serious and most commonly occurs in infants and children. Used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder, Lamictal was linked to 40 cases […]

Breaking Down the Dangerous Side Effects of Lamictal

Lamictal is a prescription medication that is used to treat seizures in people who suffer from epileptic episodes. First approved by the FDA in 1994 and manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Lamictal has been linked to a wide range of serious side effects and illnesses. One of the first safety warnings regarding Lamictal was issued in […]

How a Lamictal Lawsuit Can Help You

If you or a loved one has been injured by Lamictal (also known by its generic name lamotrigine) and would like to learn more about your legal options, please contact Wormington & Bollinger today. On the market since 1994, Lamictal is an anticonvulsant epilepsy drug that is used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder. However, […]

Suicidal Thoughts Linked to Lamictal

Suicidal Thoughts Linked to Lamictal In January 2008, the FDA issued a serious warning stating that Lamictal, an antiepileptic drug, may cause users to have suicidal thoughts. Recent studies have shown that Lamictal, along with numerous other antiepileptic drugs, may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and tendencies in users. Lamictal and Suicidal Thoughts By […]

Rare Side Effects of Lamictal

The FDA first issued a warning about the antiepileptic drug Lamictal in August of 2010. First prescribed as an oral tablet in 1994, Lamictal has been linked to a handful of serious conditions since then. Among the most serious illnesses that Lamictal has been found to cause are the life-threatening skin condition Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, aseptic […]

GlaxoSmithKline’s Lamictal Greed

How do you stop a business that is participating in unethical practices? For 99% of businesses, a hefty fine and slap on the wrist along with some bad publicity is sure to send any shifty practices into a screeching reversal. Since businesses are found on the premise that more profit means more success, it’s a […]

Psychiatric Uses of Lamictal

Lamictal is an antiepileptic drug that has been linked to numerous dangerous side effects. Commonly prescribed to children, the FDA issued a warning in August 2010 that the drug may cause serious illnesses, side effects, and possibly even death. There are a handful of medical conditions that have been tied to Lamictal, including aseptic meningitis […]

Lamictal Manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline Doesn’t Care About Consumers

Lamotrigine; also known by the name Lamictal, began manufacturing by the medicine behemoth GlaxoSmithKline Inc. GSK manufactures over $35 billion in drugs. In 2012, GSK pled guilty to criminal charges and paid out over $3 billion in damages and fines in order to continue manufacturing drugs. GlaxoSmithKline; sued for its poor business ethics, isn’t a […]

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Risk Management

There are few cases where Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is a factor in peoples’ lives, but there are cases where it becomes a household term. SJS is a disease, which originates usually from anti-epilepsy medications and minor pain relievers, though the major cause is usually anti-epilepsy or bipolar disorder medications such as Lamictal or Lamotrigine. SJS is […]

Lamictal and Pregnancy

Lamotrigine or Lamictal – as an anticonvulsory medication, has its benefits, which to an epileptic patient are a godsend. Having the potential to affect people of both genders, anticonvulsory medications such as Lamictal have the potential to cause harm to their patients, namely women – more specifically pregnant women. Pregnant women taking Lamictal are warned […]

Lamictal and Birth Defects

Lamictal has been tied to numerous serious side effects, including aseptic meningitis, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, severe headaches, and suicidal thoughts. And in 2011, the FDA indicated that Lamictal was far more dangerous to unborn children than was previously thought. Commonly referred to as an anticonvulsant, Lamictal is an antiepileptic drug that is used to treat seizures […]

Aseptic Meningitis and Risk Management

Meningitis has a number of causes, not all of which are fully understood, including Aseptic Meningitis. In general, Meningitis is an inflammation of the three membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. These membranes are called the meninges and protect the brain from a host of pathogens and trauma. When someone contracts meningitis, their […]

Aseptic Meningitis and Lamictal on the Web

The FDA diagnoses Aseptic Meningitis when symptoms of meningitis are present but bacterial tests for Meningitis come back negative. Other causes of Meningitis include non-bacterial infections such as viruses, toxic agents, some vaccines, cancer, and medications similar to Lamictal. Doctors have determined that in the case of an unclear diagnosis of Meningitis with no pinpointed […]

At Home Drug Research Pays Off with Lamictal

With epilepsy being such a common problem in the US, it is easy to see why Lamictal is such a popular drug. Lamictal or Lamotrigine – is an anti-convulsion drug prescribed to patients as young as 2 years old. It is not only used as an anti-convulsant, but also to treat bipolar disorder. Until 2009, […]

Effective Alternatives for Lamictal

It can be difficult to be prescribed a medication by your doctor, and then hear horror stories of how the very same drug is dangerous and can be potentially fatal. It may seem at certain times like there is no real answer to your health situation. If you or a loved one has been prescribed […]

Lamictal in the News

In 2010, the FDA recognized that Lamictal; a medicine primarily used to treat seizures in children and Bipolar Disorder in adults, can cause Stevens-Johnson syndrome and Aseptic Meningitis – a severe inflammation of the membranes in the brain and spinal cord. Manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, Lamictal may also treat Bipolar Disorder in adults. The FDA is […]

Do I have a Lamictal Injury Lawsuit?

The Defective Drug and Product Liability Litigation Group at Wormington & Bollinger is an experienced team of trial lawyers who focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in Lamictal side-effects lawsuits. We fight fiercely to ensure that you get every cent you are owed. Wormington and Bollinger handles individual litigation in all 50 states and […]

Lamictal and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN)

Lamictal is an antiepileptic drug that is used to treat bipolar disorder and epileptic conditions in certain individuals. However, the FDA has discovered that Lamictal and other antiepileptic drugs may cause certain complications, including the skin reaction known as Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN). Lamictal is commonly used to treat seizures in children but in recent […]

The FDA and Lamictal

In August 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning that Lamictal, the drug used to treat seizures in children, may cause serious issues, illness, or even death. Among the most serious illnesses that Lamictal has been tied to include aseptic meningitis and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, a life-threatening skin condition. Aseptic meningitis is a […]

Lamictal Release History

GlaxoSmithKline is the manufacturer of Lamictal, and there are over 30 manufacturers of generic forms of Lamotrigine, the active ingredient in Lamictal. From 1994 to 2011, GlaxoSmithKline released a series of Lamictal Doses: Lamictal 25mg 1994, Tablet;Oral Lamictal 100mg 1994, Tablet;Oral Lamictal 150mg 1994, Tablet;Oral Lamictal 200mg 1994, Tablet;Oral Lamictal CD 2mg 2000 Tablet, Chewable;Oral [...

Lamictal & Aseptic Meningitis

In August 2010, the FDA alerted the public about issues regarding Lamictal based on reports submitted since December 1994 (the time the drug was approved) through November 2009. That report revealed around 40 cases of Aseptic Meningitis in both pediatric and adult patients taking Lamictal. Out of those 40 patients, 35 of them required hospitalization. […]

Lamictal & Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Patients taking Lamictal reported very undesirable side effects not mentioned on the Black Box warning label. Approximately 10% of these patients reported a rash in some area on their bodies. Though most of these mentioned rashes that were caused by Lamictal ranged from barely noticeable to moderate, one case in particular is cause to immediately […]

Side Effects of Lamictal

Lamictal has many aforementioned side effects; most of which are not very severe, but there are a few to name, which could be potentially crippling, disfiguring and even fatal. Abdominal Pain Back Pain Blurred Vision Constipation Dizziness Double Vision Dry Mouth Fatigue Headache Increased Cough Insomnia Rash Vomiting GlaxoSmithKline, Lamictal’s manufacturer, did not initially post […]

Lamictal Patient Overview

Claiming to be safe for pregnant women, Lamictal is looked to as a miracle drug for women who experience epileptic seizures during pregnancy. The tradeoff is an increased risk of fetal malformation and birth defects to the child while also increasing health risks for the mother. Due to Lamictal’s tendency to afflict its patients with […]

What does Lamictal do?

The FDA approved Lamictal in 1994. Between its approval date and November 2009, the FDA found 40 cases of aseptic meningitis. Lamictal’s intended use as an anticonvulsant in treating epilepsy and bipolar disorders. The active ingredient in Lamictal is Lamotrigine. Near 10% of patients who take Lamictal experience rashes on their bodies. Though not severe, […]

What is Lamictal?

Lamictal, Known by it’s generic drug name – Lamotrigine, is a medicine prescribed to treat a host of issues including epileptic seizures and bipolar disorder, as well as manic-depressive disorder in patients. It has been used since 1994 and has received scrutiny for its potentially fatal side effects. It’s side effects include extremely dangerous and […]