Does anyone know if Lamotrigine and Lamictal are the same? Are there ANY differences between the two? Different side effects, etc.?
I live in Virginia (USA) and don't have prescription insurance. It costs a little over $400.00 a month for my daughters meds (Lamictal). I have noticed that they don't sell Lamotrigine in the US. Not sure why, however, that is...if the two are the same drug. Why is one okay to sell in the US, but not the other?
Anyway...I noticed that I can get the Lamotrigine in Canada for approximately 1/2 of what we are paying now for the Lamictal. If they are exactly the same....it makes sense to order the Lamotrigine from Canada. BUT, if there is any difference between the two...put it this way, I don't want to play around with my daughters health.
Can anyone help me with this? I've been told that lamotrigine is just the generic for lamictal. I guess I am having trouble understanding why then don't they sell the lamotrigine in the US?
Thank you for any help you can give!!!