CBD vs. Lamictal for Seizures & Bipolar Disorder: About Interactions & Better Options

CBD vs. Lamictal for Seizures & Bipolar Disorder: About Interactions & Better Options

Lamotrigine, sold under the brand name Lamictal, is an anti-epileptic (AED) and anti-convulsive medication, prescribed as a standalone or supplementary medication, for treating and controlling epileptic seizures and bipolar disorder. Studies indicate that Lamictal restores the balance of the natural substances in the brain and slows down the electrical signals that otherwise go on overdrive or trigger brain signals that have completely stopped during seizures or extreme mood swings. This helps reduce the intensity and frequency of seizures as well as keeps mood swings under control. There is also some evidence of lamotrigine having clinical efficacy in certain neuropathic pain treatments. Due to its mood-stabilizing properties, physicians prescribe lamotrigine to control and avert extreme mood swings of bipolar affective disorder (BPAD) and borderline personality disorder (BPD). Studies mostly indicate that Lamictal is a safe and effective anti-convulsive supplement for both unipolar and bipolar depression, as well as rapid cycle manic-depression. There is also evidence of lamotrigine helping patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and related epilepsy syndromes. However, patients have often encountered quite a few adverse events, including some serious, life-threatening side-effects. Lamictal’s Safety Issues Causing Concern Among Patients Like most pharmaceutical drugs, Lamictal, too, has several side-effects. While some are benign, such as dizziness, lethargy, nausea, and headaches, others may be much more critical. These vary from increased sensitivity of muscles and sensory nerves and jaundice to lethal skin rashes, suicidal behavior, and even sudden unexplained death. Even the US Food and Drug Association (FDA) had warned that lamotrigine use “can cause a rare, but…

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