Lamotrigine (Lamictal) is not always the right choice for every patient. People should always speak with their medical provider about potential lamotrigine alternatives.
Here are several options when it comes to alternatives for lamotrigine. Always talk with your doctor before taking any of these alternatives.
For Epilepsy and Seizures
Carbamazepine is an alternative for epilepsy patients with partial seizures. Valproate is an alternative for people experiencing grand mal (tonic-clonic) seizures.
For OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)
Carbamazepine and divalproex can be used to treat OCD conditions for people who have bipolar disorders as these medications are mood stabilizers.
For a Migraine
Divalproex (Depakote) can be used to prevent frequent migraines when seeking out a medication to prevent seizures and stabilize the mood.
Depakote may be used as an alternative for controlling mood swings in patients.
For Weight Loss
Abilify may be taken to control a person’s weight. A side effect to this medication is weight loss.
Natural alternatives may be taken instead of lamotrigine when treating mood symptoms caused by bipolar disease. These alternatives include omega-3, vitamins, and magnesium.
For more information, please see our page on lamotrigine for depression.
For Bipolar Disorder and Bipolar Mania
For more information, please see our page on lamotrigine for bipolar disorder.
For more information, please see our page on lamotrigine for anxiety.