Active substance Lamotregine
US Brand Lamictal
IN Brand Lametec
Manufacturing by Cipla
Strength 50 mg / 100mg
Form release blister 10 tablets
Shipping time 7 – 18 days (Depending from the Country)
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DescriptionDosageSide Effects

Lamotrigine is an oral drug that is used primarily for treating seizures. It is chemically unrelated to other anti-seizure drugs. The precise mechanism by which lamotrigine exerts its anti-seizure action is not known. The FDA approved lamotrigine in December 1974.

Lamotrigine is used in combination with other anti-seizure drugs for the treatment of partial seizures, tonic-clonic seizures, and seizures of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. It also is used alone for treating partial seizures in patients 16 years and older when converting from other anti-epileptic drugs. Lamotrigine also is used for preventing mood episodes in individuals 18 years or older with bipolar disorder.

How to use lamotrigine

Read the Medication Guide and, if available, the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start taking lamotrigine and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor. Swallow the tablets whole since chewing them may leave a bitter taste.

Dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, and use of certain interacting drugs. (See also Drug Interactions section.) For children, the dosage is also based on weight.

It is very important to follow your doctor’s dosing instructions exactly. The dose must be increased slowly. It may take several weeks or months to reach the best dose for you and to get the full benefit from this medication. Take this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time(s) each day.

Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when the drug is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased. Also, if you have stopped taking this medication, do not restart lamotrigine without consulting your doctor.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects of lamotrigine are:

  • dizziness,
  • somnolence,
  • headache,
  • double vision,
  • blurred vision,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting, and
  • rash.