Chapter 10. Lamotrigine

  1. Gary J. McCleane MD, FFARCSI, DA, DipIMC, Dip Pain Mang Consultant in Pain Management

Published Online: 30 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300796.ch10

Pain Management: Expanding the Pharmacological Options

Pain Management: Expanding the Pharmacological Options

How to Cite

McCleane, G. J. (2009) Lamotrigine, in Pain Management: Expanding the Pharmacological Options, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300796.ch10

Author Information

  1. Rampark Pain Centre, Lurgan, Northern Ireland, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 6 JUN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405178235

Online ISBN: 9781444300796

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Keywords:

  • anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) reducing pain;
  • lamotrigine;
  • clinical use of lamotrigine;
  • anti-epileptics – only three licensed for use in neuropathic pain;
  • lamotrigine - long-term tolerability and effectiveness;
  • lamotrigine as first choice AED, albeit at higher doses

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Side effects of anti-epileptic drugs

  • Mode of action

  • Clinical use of lamotrigine

  • Clinical use of lamotrigine

  • Conclusions

  • Bibliography