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Definition of Lamictal

Lamictal is an epilepsy medication used to combat partial epileptic seizures, tonic-clonic seizures, and seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. Lamictal had been associated with fewer side-effects than other medications until the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) reported there had been at least forty cases of aseptic meningitis in children and adults taking Lamictal since 1994.

In 2006, the FDA also produced more information which suggested "babies exposed to Lamictal during the first three months of pregnancy may have a higher risk of being born with a cleft lip or palate." Later in 2008, the FDA issued another warning suggesting Lamictal could increase "suicidal behavior and suicidal ideation."

As with any type of personal injury case, if you have suffered injury due to the negligence of another person or company you may be able to recover compensation. Contact a qualified pharmaceutical injury lawyer if you have questions about your injuries. Consider, however that like other injury claims, if you have a prescription drug claim there is a statute of limitations for filing your case and failure to file it within the specified time limit will eliminate your right to compensation for your injuries.

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