Lamictal (Lamotrigine)

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Description

Lamictal is an anticonvulsant/antiepileptic. This medication can be prescribed alone or with other medications. It is used in the treatment of epileptic seizures in both adults and children. It is also used in adults with bipolar disorder to delay mood episodes.

When given together with a combination of other medications, the immediate-release tablets can be administered to children as young as 2 years of age. However, for children and teenagers below the age of 16, this medication should not be used alone. Extended release tablets (Lamictal XR) are for use by adults and children above the age of 13.

How to use Lamictal

Before taking this medication, make sure you read the Patient Information Booklet that comes with the medication. If any questions arise, consult your doctor or pharmacist. This medication should only be taken as prescribed by the doctor. Do not increase or decrease the dose without being instructed to do so by your doctor. Do not take more medication than prescribed or for a longer period than prescribed.

When taking the extended-release tablet, swallow it whole. Do not chew, break or crush the pills. For the orally disintegrating tablet, dissolve the medication in your mouth before swallowing it. Place the pill in your mouth and use your tongue to move it around. To help in swallowing the dissolved tablet, drink some water.

When taking the chewable dispersible tablet, you can chew it and swallow it, or swallow it whole with a glass of water. Also, you can place the tablet in a teaspoon of water or juice, let the mixture sit for about a minute then swallow the mixture.

Dosage is dependent on response to treatment and the condition being treated. To reduce the risk of side effects, the doctor will initially prescribe a low dose and gradually increase it.

To enjoy the maximum benefits of this medication, use it on a regular basis. Do not stop taking this medication unless your doctor instructs you to do so. Doing so could lead to worsening of your condition. If your condition worsens or persists, consult your doctor.

Precautions

Do not take this medication if you are allergic to it. Discuss with your doctor any other allergies you may have before getting your prescription. Inactive ingredients present in this drug may lead to an allergic reaction. For more details, consult your pharmacist.

Before taking this medication, discuss with your doctor your medical history, especially of liver disease, kidney disease, mental/mood disorders.

During pregnancy, consult your doctor before starting or stopping your medication. Seizures during pregnancy may be harmful to the unborn baby. This medication passes into breast milk. Before taking this medication while breastfeeding, discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Side effects

Common side effects experienced when taking this medication include dizziness, weakness, headache, tiredness, sleep problems, back pain, dry mouth, nausea, diarrhea, loss of coordination, blurred vision, vomiting, fever, stomach pain, and drowsiness. If these effects persist or worsen, consult your doctor or pharmacist. This medication has been prescribed by the doctor since it has been determined the benefits outweigh the risk of side effects.

Serious side effects of this medication include mental/mood changes, thoughts of suicide, anxiety, and depression. If you experience these effects, seek immediate medical assistance.

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