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 and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, a life-threatening skin condition. Additionally, Lamictal has been linked to suicidal thoughts.

If your child has been prescribed Lamictal, please contact Wormington & Bollinger today. Our Lamictal lawyers have worked hard over the last several years to represent people throughout Texas who have been affected by the drug. We understand how emotionally challenging these cases can be and will do everything in our power to ensure you receive the compensation and justice you deserve.

Major Depressive Disorders and Lamictal

Typically used to treat certain types of seizures in patients (mostly children) who have epilepsy, Lamictal has also been prescribed for patients suffering from major depression. While the research on this is still relatively new, Lamictal is being prescribed to treat certain mood disorders, such as rare bipolar syndromes and “treatment-resistant” unipolar disorders. Patients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, which may be a variant of bipolar disorder, have recently been prescribed Lamictal in doctors’ offices throughout the United States.

Because the information on how this drug actually treats major depressive disorders is limited, we highly recommend you contact Wormington & Bollinger immediately if you are taking this drug. As stated by the FDA, the side effects of Lamictal are extremely dangerous and could result in serious illness or even death.

Some of the side effects reported by patients suffering from depressive disorders that have been prescribed Lamictal are as follows:

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Double Vision
  • Unsteadiness
  • Nausea
  • Blurred Vision
  • Sleepiness
  • Rash
  • Vomiting

The most common side effect of Lamictal is a rash. Some patients have reported mild rashes, similar to a sunburn, whereas others have experienced severe rashes, which could be a symptom of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome.

Contact Wormington & Bollinger Today

If you or someone you love has been prescribed Lamictal to treat a type of depressive or personality disorder, please contact Wormington & Bollinger today. The long-term effects of using Lamictal for this purpose are still relatively unknown, however, we do know that Lamictal has been recognized by the FDA as having the potential to cause serious harm.