Chapter 4
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Possible Side Effects and Adverse Reactions of Lamotrigine (Lamictal)

Side Effects:

  • Dizziness
  • Problems sleeping
  • Drowsiness
  • Blurred vision
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Stomach aches

Adverse Reactions:

  • Serious rashes
  • Stevens Johnson Syndrome

Stevens Johnson Syndrome is a rare, but serious condition affecting the skin and mucous membranes. It is a medical emergency that requires hospitalization. It begins with swelling of the face and tongue, skin pain, blisters, hives, shedding of skin; the child may also have fever, sore throat, burning eyes, cough. Immediately contact the doctor if your child develops a rash while taking this medication.