Lamictal, otherwise known as Lamotrigine, is a drug that is used as an anti-convulsant for people suffering from epilepsy. It is also prescribed for bipolar disorder.
Side effects have been reported that have made some medical professionals question whether Lamictal is safe for children. When prescribed to children, this medication is used to treat seizure disorders in patients over two years of age and has been linked with the cause of aseptic meningitis. Symptoms of this disease may include: a headache, fever, stiff neck, nausea, vomiting, rash and sensitivity to light.
In cases where meningitis is suspected, patients taking Lamictal should contact a healthcare professional immediately. If no other clear cause of meningitis is identified, Lamictal may be cited as the source, at which point the administering of this medication should be discontinued immediately. This is a disease that can be fatal, so it should be taken very seriously.