Neurontin (gabapentin) and Lamictal (lamotrigine) for bipolar disorder

You'll see some patients taking the anticonvulsants Neurontin (gabapentin) and Lamictal (lamotrigine) for bipolar disorder.

These drugs seem to have mood-stabilizing effects...similar to valproate (Depakote) and carbamazepine (Tegretol).

Lamictal also seems to have some antidepressant effects.

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