Here's a recent warning from the FDA:
FDA: Aseptic Meningitis Risk with Use of Seizure Drug Lamictal
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today warned that the drug
Lamictal (lamotrigine), approved to treat seizures and bipolar disorder,
can cause aseptic meningitis, an inflammation of the protective
membranes (meninges) that cover the brain and spinal cord not caused by
The agency is working with the drug’s
manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, to update the prescribing information and
patient medication guide to include this risk.
has a number of causes including, but not limited to, viruses, toxic
agents, some vaccines, autoimmune diseases, and certain medications,
including Lamictal. Symptoms can include headache, fever, chills,
nausea, vomiting, stiff neck and sensitivity to light. Hospitalization
may be required.
Read more here.
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