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Lamotrigine

Lamotrigine Information

Lamotrigine Benefits & Uses

Lamotrigine is used to treat the following -

  1. Epilepsy
  2. Bipolar Disorder
  3. मिर्गी
  4. Seizures Primary

Lamotrigine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Lamotrigine

Lamotrigine

Lamotrigine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Lamotrigine is used -

  1. Rash
  2. Headache Mild
  3. Nausea or vomiting
  4. Dry Mouth Mild
  5. Insomnia Mild
  6. Dizziness Mild
  7. Joint pain
  8. Back Pain Mild
  9. Irritability
  10. Agitation
  11. Fatigue Mild
  12. Diarrhoea
  13. Tremor
  14. Blurred vision
  15. Nystagmus (Involuntary Eye Movement)
  16. Double Vision
  17. Drowsiness
  18. Fever Mild
  19. Pharyngitis
  20. Abdominal Pain Mild
  21. Weakness
  22. Weight gain
  23. Chest Pain Moderate
  24. Constipation Moderate
  25. Bronchospasm

Lamotrigine Related Warnings

Is the use of Lamotrigine safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women may experience moderate side effects from Lamotrigine. If you also feel the same, then discontinue it and start only on doctor advice.

Moderate

Is the use of Lamotrigine safe during breastfeeding?

Lamotrigine may lead to some side effects on breastfeeding women. If you feel any unwanted symptoms after taking Lamotrigine, then do not take it again and call your doctor right away. Your doctor will tell you the best option for you.

Moderate

What is the effect of Lamotrigine on the Kidneys?

Lamotrigine has very mild side effects on the kidney.

Mild

What is the effect of Lamotrigine on the Liver?

Lamotrigine may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Lamotrigine on the Heart?

Using Lamotrigine does not have any harmful effects on heart.

Safe

Severe Interaction of Lamotrigine with Other Drugs

Lamotrigine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Primidone

Codeine

Phenytoin

Chlorpheniramine,Paracetamol,Phenylephrine

    Paracetamol,Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan

      Lamotrigine Contraindications

      If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Lamotrigine unless your doctor advises you to do so -

      1. Depression
      2. Suicidal Tendency
      3. Kidney Disease
      4. Heart Failure
      5. Liver Disease

      Frequently asked Questions about Lamotrigine

      Is this Lamotrigine habit forming or addictive?

      No, you do not get addicted to Lamotrigine.

      No

      Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

      No, after taking Lamotrigine, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery because you may feel sleepy.

      Dangerous

      Is it safe?

      Yes, but it is important to consult a doctor before taking Lamotrigine.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

      Is it able to treat mental disorders?

      Yes, Lamotrigine is useful in treating mental disorders.

      Yes

      Lamotrigine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

      Interaction between Food and Lamotrigine

      Taking Lamotrigine with food is safe.

      Safe

      Interaction between Alcohol and Lamotrigine

      Consumption of alcohol and Lamotrigine together may have severe effects on your health.

      Severe
      This medicine data has been created by -
      Md Saadullah
      M.Pharma, Pharmacy
      3 Years of Experience
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      Vikas Chauhan
      B.Pharma, Pharmacy
      2 Years of Experience
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      References

      1. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 742- 744
      2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 419
      3. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Lamictal (lamotrigine)
      4. Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA): Department of Health [Internet]. Governmet of Australia; Package leaflet information for the user; Lamitan (lamotrigine)