Lamictal vs. Seroquel

Are Lamictal and Seroquel the Same Thing?

Lamictal (lamotrigine) and Seroquel (quetiapine) are used to treat bipolar disorders.

Lamictal is also used alone or in combination with other anti-seizure medications for treating certain types of seizures.

Seroquel is also used to treat schizophrenia and major depression.

Lamictal and Seroquel belong to different drug classes. Lamictal is an anticonvulsant and Seroquel is a psychotropic medication (antipsychotic).

What Are Possible Side Effects of Lamictal?

Lamictal may cause serious side effects, including:

Serious side effects of Lamictal you should report to your doctor include:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Seroquel?

Side effects of Seroquel in adults include<:/p>

  • fever,
  • hot flashes,
  • sensitivity to heat,
  • sweating,
  • headache,
  • nervousness,
  • irritability,
  • nausea,
  • sleep problems (insomnia),
  • changes in appetite or changes in weight,
  • changes in menstrual perdiods,
  • and temporary hair loss.

What is Lamictal?

Lamictal (lamotrigine) is an anticonvulsant used alone or in combination with other antiseizure medications for treating certain types of seizures.

What is Seroquel?

Seroquel is a prescription medicine used to treat:

  • schizophrenia in people 13 years of age or older
  • bipolar disorder in adults, including:
    • depressive episodes associated with bipolar disorder
    • manic episodes associated with bipolar I disorder alone or with lithium or divalproex
    • long-term treatment of bipolar I disorder with lithium or divalproex
  • manic episodes associated with bipolar I disorder in children ages 10 to 17 years old

It is not known if Seroquel is safe and effective in children under 10 years of age.

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What Drugs Interact With Lamictal?

Lamictal may interact with carbamazepine, phenytoin, phenobarbital, primidone, or rifampin.

Lamictal may also interact with hormonal forms of birth control (pills, injections, implants, or skin patches), divalproex, oxcarbazepine, or valproic acid.

What Drugs Interact With Seroquel?

Seroquel may interact with seizure medications.

Seroquel may also interact with other medicines that make you sleepy (cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotics, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety), medications to treat high blood pressure or a heart condition, medications to treat Parkinson's disease, steroids, antibiotics, antifungals, anti-malaria medications, heart rhythm medicines, medications to treat HIV or AIDS, migraine headache medicines, or other antidepressant or medicines to treat psychiatric disorders.

How Should Lamictal Be Taken?

  • Lamictal doses depend on the condition being treated and on whether it is used alone or in combination with other antiseizure medications.

How Should Seroquel Be Taken?

Dosing preparations are 25, 50, 100, 200, 300, and 400 mg tablets.

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References

RxList. Lamictal Medication Guide.
https://www.rxlist.com/lamictal-drug.htm#medguide
RxList. Seroquel Medication Guide.
https://www.rxlist.com/seroquel-drug.htm#medguide

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