Lamictal is actually an antiepiletic medicaton. Using it to treat bipolar is an off label use, sort of like Depakote. Drowsiness is on of the more common side effects. Other common side effects include dizziness and GI upset. Taking Lamictal with food or milk may decrease the GI upset (Karch, 2004).
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