Tag Archives: Lamotrigine

Clinical Update 2020: Lamotrigine (Lamictal) and Pregnancy

Clinical Update 2020:  Lamotrigine (Lamictal) and Pregnancy Maintenance treatment with a mood stabilizer during pregnancy can significantly reduce the risk of relapse in women with bipolar disorder; however, many of the mood stabilizers commonly used in this setting, including lithium and valproic acid, carry some degree of teratogenic risk. In contrast, lamotrigine (Lamictal) appears to… Read More »

You Asked: Should Women Taking Lamotrigine (Lamictal) Use Higher Dose of Folic Acid When Planning for Pregnancy?

We have really enjoyed our weekly virtual rounds.  It’s been a great opportunity to meet other perinatal psychiatrists in the community, and discussions with new people always brings up interesting clinical questions.  Last week we received a question regarding the use of folic acid supplementation in women taking lamotrigine (Lamictal).  The U.S. Public Health Service… Read More »