LAMICTAL (LAMOTRIGINE) is used for the maintenance treatment of adults with bipolar I disorder to delay the time to occurrence of mood episodes (depression, mania, hypomania, mixed episodes) in patients treated for acute mood episodes with standard therapy. Additionally, that findings for LAMICTAL (LAMOTRIGINE) were more robust in bipolar depression-one of the most significant medical needs in the treatment of this devastating illness. The effectiveness of LAMICTAL (LAMOTRIGINE) in the acute treatment of mood episodes has not been established. LAMICTAL (LAMOTRIGINE) is the first therapy since lithium for the long-term maintenance of bipolar I disorder.
LAMICTAL (LAMOTRIGINE) now offers long-term stability across the spectrum of mood episodes associated with bipolar I disorder, with more robust findings in depression. As you know, depressive episodes can be a significant clinical challenge;1 a recent study found that time spent depressed exceeds time spent manic by a factor of three. 2
What's more, LAMICTAL (LAMOTRIGINE) is long-term therapy that is convenient for you and your patients. LAMICTAL (LAMOTRIGINE) requires no blood monitoring and offers dosing that's easy for your patients.
Initiate as maintenance therapy with LAMICTAL (LAMOTRIGINE) at any phase of the illness in patients treated for acute episodes with standard therapy.
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