About the drug:
Lamotrigine is an anticonvulsant or an anti-epileptic drug. It is available under different trade names in different nations, one of which is Lametec (made by Cipla, India).
Uses of the drug:
Lamotrigine is prescribed either as a standalone medication or in combination with other drugs to treat epileptic seizures in both adult and children. This medication is also used to delay mood episodes in adults who have bipolar disorder (manic depression).
Lamotrigine may also be given for conditions not mentioned here.
Working of the drug:
The drug lamotrigine is a member of the sodium channel blocking class of antiepileptic drugs, and it works by acting as a triazine derivate to inhibits voltage-sensitive sodium channels present in the membranes and leading to stabilization of neuronal membranes.
Lametec is manufactured by Cipla. The drugs are available on our website under various pack sizes. To buy Lametec 100 mg online, visit alldaychemist.com.
Dosage form and strengths:
The drug is available in the form of tablet under the following brand name and strength on our website:
Lametec 100 mg
Lametec 50 mg
Lametec 25 mg
Lamitor 200 mg
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Before you take the drug:
Do not take the drug if you:
Are allergic to this active ingredient Lamotrigine or any other ingredient of the drug
Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant
Are breastfeeding as the drug may pass into the breast milk
Tell your doctor if you:
Have high blood pressure
Have past episodes of depression or suicidal thoughts
Have a history of epilepsy
Have the condition of vertigo or very fast heart beat
Have a diabetes history
Have allergy to other anticonvulsant drugs
How much to take the drug?
Take Lamotrigine (Lamictal, Lamitor, Lametec) strictly according to your doctor's direction or according to the instructions on the medication label. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Your doctor may occasionally change the dosage over several weeks or months to ensure proper treatment. Follow your doctor's directions properly. Also, do not take this medication after the prescribed period is over. Avoid taking a high dose at the start of the treatment as doing so may increase the risk of contracting a severe and life threatening skin rash.
The immediate-release type of Lamotrigine anti covulsant medication is suitable for children as young as 2 years old when given as part of a combination of seizure medications. It should however, not be used as a standalone medication in a child or teenager below 16 years of age. The extended-release form of Lamotrigine on the other hand is only recommended for people above 13 years of age.
How to take the drug?
Avoid crushing, chewing, or breaking a regular Lamotrigine tablet and swallow it whole. While taking an orally disintegrating tablet of Lamotrigine, place the tablet on your tongue and motion it in your mouth. Let it dissolve fully and swallow several times as the tablet disintegrates. You may take some liquid to help swallow the disintegrated tablet. To take the chewable dispersible tablet, you may swallow it whole with a glass of water, or swallow if after chewing it. You can also disperse the tablet in a teaspoon of water or fruit juice and then drink it.
For how long to take it?
Avoid stopping Lamotrigine medication suddenly without the advice of your doctor, even if you feel alright. Your condition may become worse with increased seizures if you stop this medication suddenly.
If overdose, talk to Doctor or Poisons information center for advice. Take medical help as soon as possible. Overdose may lead to blurred vision, co-ordination problems, increased seizures, light headedness, or fainting.
If you miss a dose of Lamotrigine, take it as soon as you remember. Do not take the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is almost up. Taking multiple doses near to each other can lead to excess medication in your body which can be dangerous.
Side effects of the drug:
Lamotrigine usage may result in severe or life-threatening skin rash, especially in children and in people who take a very high dose in the initial stage of the treatment. A severe skin rash is likely to occur if Lamotrigine is taken with other medications like valproic acid or divalproex. Get urgent medical attention if you experience these conditions after taking Lamotrigine: fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning sensation in eyes, skin pain followed by red or purple colored rash that spreads (primarily in the face or upper body) causing blisters and peeling
Lamotrigine usage causes suicidal thoughts. This side effect may require you to undergo regular follow up checks by your doctor. You must notify your doctor about any new or deteriorating symptoms like mood or behavior changes, depression, anxiety, suicidal or self hurting thoughts, increased agitation, hostility, restlessness, hyperactivity (mentally or physically).
Common drug interactions:
Some medications can interact with Lamotrigine and reduce its effectiveness or cause severe effects. Let your doctor know if you already use any of these interacting medications: hormonal birth control pills, carbamazepine, divalproex, oxcarbazepine, Phenobarbital, primidone, phenytoin, rifampin, or valproic acid. The drugs mentioned here are not the only ones that can interact with Lamotrigine anti- convulsant medication. There may be others as well. Share the list of all type of medications and related products which you are using with your doctor and never start a new medication without his or her advice.
Things to remember:
Lamotrigine is not recommended during early pregnancy as it can increase the risk of cleft lip or cleft palate in the baby. Inform your doctor in advance if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Birth control pills can reduce the effectiveness of Lamotrigine. Notify your doctor if you use birth control pills as your Lamotrigine dosage may need adjustment if taken while on birth control pills.
Always store Lamotrigine medication in a cool and dry place, away from any kind of heat and moisture. Ensure that children or pets do not have access to this medication.
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