Lamotrigine’s favorable tolerability is a welcome advance for patients with bipolar disorder. The danger it poses is at the start of treatment, when its mood-lifting effects can easily be waylaid by the eruption of a rash.
Chris Aiken, MD
Lamotrigine has unique benefits that are often missed in practice. Learn when to use it—and when to avoid it—in this tutorial.
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