In Brief: Lamotrigine Gets a New Warning
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 19, Number 5, May 2021
Chris Aiken, MD, and Sarah Rivelli, MD.
Dr. Aiken and Dr. Rivelli have disclosed no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
A new warning now sits beneath the list of life-threatening allergic reactions that can happen with lamotrigine. The anticonvulsant is suspected of causing cardiac arrhythmias in susceptible patients by slowing ventricular conduction and widening the QRS.