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 or Lamotrigine, it may be in your best interest to consider alternatives. While everybody’s health situation may vary, alternatives could greatly reduce your risk for fatal side effects not mentioned by your doctor or pharmacist.

Lamictal has many claims to remedy a number of health issues including but not limited to: Bipolar Disorder, Epilepsy, Seizures, Focal Epilepsy and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. It is even claimed to be safe for pregnant women.

While a majority of patients are at little risk for dangerous side effects such as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Aseptic Meningitis, GlaxoSmithKline, Lamictal’s manufacturer, was under vast scrutiny for failure to mention the deadliest of side effects. If you or a loved one has been prescribed Lamictal or Lamotrigine, Wormington & Bollinger’s experts at may be able to assist you with finding alternatives through your doctor, as well as help you fight for your rights, especially if you have been afflicted with any of the dangerous side effects.

Bipolar Disorder

While the list of drugs that may help with Bipolar Disorder is long, there are a few well-known drugs, which have been effective for years. Newer drugs like Lamotrigine are formulated in order to hopefully eliminate some of the least desirable side effects, but sometimes have a cost to one’s health. For Bipolar Disorder, Lithium has always been popular, and you may have had this option before. If you have been prescribed Lamictal to treat Bipolar Disorder, talk to your doctor about switching from Lamictal to Lithium as a safer, alternative treatment.


While there are some ailments and diseases, which are well understood in the world of health and treatments, there are also many areas that have been evident for quite some time and are still completely misunderstood. Unfortunately for many, Epilepsy is one of those areas. There are advancements being made and experimental treatments available, but the audience for these treatments is narrow requiring a long list of  prerequisites for a person to be selected for “first draft” treatment. If you are interested in this sort of treatment, ask your doctor if they have information available on how to be selected for this.

There are some health situations where treatment is a gray area, and at times where you may question if you were better off not seeking treatment at all. McKinney’s Wormington & Bollinger understands your predicament. We have an extensive team of experienced professionals who have fought the toxic drugs GlaxoSmithKline has been manufacturing for over 15 years. If you or a loved one has suffered the dangerous side effects of Lamictal or Lamotrigine, make it a priority to contact us as we are an aggressive team who will provide you with a free consultation and fight for your right to be informed.