Lamictal way of supply and application

Lamictal is produced in different dosage forms: tablets, chewable tabs, orally disintegrating tabs making this medicine very comfortable and easy for use.

Conventional tablets of Lamictal for oral use are produced in the doses of 25 mg (white-colored tabs), 100 mg (peach-colored tabs), 150 mg (cream-colored tabs), and 200 mg (blue-colored tabs) of lamotrigine.

Chewable dispersible tablets of Lamictal are used orally. They are produced in the doses of 2 mg (white-colored tabs), 5 mg (white-colored tabs), and 25 mg (white-colored tabs) of lamotrigine.

Orally disintegrating tablets of Lamictal are used by mouth and contain 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, or 200 mg (white colored tabs) of lamotrigine. Orally disintegrating tabs are of great flavor, designed with the help of modern thechnologies of Microcaps and AdvaTabs.

Patients who are allergy-prone should ask their doctor about inactive ingredients in Lamictal or read about them on the label available with the drug.

Generic Lamictal tabs may contain other doses of the main component and other inactive components. So the dose of generic version of the drug should be properly checked before use. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about the dose of generic Lamictal.

Proper use of Lamictal

The medicine Lamictal should be used exactly as prescribed by your medical specialist. The undesirable effects can occur if a patient uses the medicine improperly or overuses it.

The exact dosing is the benefit of the treatment. The dose adjusted should be used. Any dose changes should be initiated only by your doctor.

Discontinuation of the treatment can increase the dangers of your disorder on your general health. Please, ask your doctor about discontinuation or other possible options before you actually stop using Lamictal.

Lamictal can be consumed with or without food or on an empty stomach. Follow your doctor’s recommendations.

Tablets for oral intake should be swallowed; chewable tablets should be chewed before swallowing.

The form of disintegrating tablets should be placed under the tongue to melt. The extended-release tablets should be swallowed as a whole.

Each medical form of Lamictal should be used properly as the label of the medicine suggests doing it.

Warnings

Overdosing of the medicine must be avoided. If you have accidently taken too much of the medicine, please call emergency service right away. The overdosage of the medicine may be fatal.

Before switching from other anti-seizure medicine to Lamictal, make sure that you fully understand how to use this medicine, its possible side effects and contraindications. Ask your doctor for more information.

During the treatment with Lamictal, it is needed to test the blood to identify if the dose is adjusted correctly. Please, don’t neglect regular visits to your doctor.

Lamictal information

Lamictal (lamotrigine) is an anti-epileptic or anticonvulsant medication from the chemical class of phenyltriazines.
Lamotrigine is available under the following brand names:
•    Lamictal
•    Lamictal CD
•    Lamictal XR
Lamictal is produced in the dosage forms of tablets, immediate release tablets, extended release tablets, chewable tablets.
Lamictal is used as a single treatment for epileptic seizures in adult and pediatric patients. The medicine can also be used in a complex therapy in combination with other meds.
The other medical purpose of the drug – is treatment of bipolar disorder in adult patients.
The immediate-release tablets can be used in patients from 2 years of age.
The extended-release tablets are used in adults and children older than 13 years of age.

Lamictal

8880Lamictal also called an anticonvulsant and it is an anti-epileptic medication.
This drug  is used in combination with other medications  or either aloneto treat epileptic seizures in children and adults. It  is also used to delay mood episodes in atients with manic depression (bipolar disorder).
Lamictal should not be used as a single drug in a teenager or child  who is younger than sixteen years old. The doctor can recommend this drug for children as young as two years old when Lamictal is given as part of a combination of seizure drugs.
Lamictal XR (he extended-release form of lamotrigine) is for use only in patients who are at least thirty years old.

 

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Very important information

In people who take too high of a dose Lamictal and children, this drug may cause r life-threatening or severe oskin rash.
Also the patient may have a serious skin rash if you are taking Lamictal together with divalproex (Depakote) or valproic acid (Depakene).

If you want to take Lamictal, consult with doctor, especially  if you have allergic reaction to other seizure drugs, if you have a history of suicidal thoughts or depression, if you have liver or kidney  disease.
The  patient may hasve thoughts about suicide while taking Lamictal. When you visit your doctor tell him about worsening or new symptoms, such as:  depression, behavior or mood changes.

Lamictal with other drugs

Tell your pharmacist about all other drugs you use, especially:

• hormonal forms of birth control injections(pills, skin patches or implants);

• Tegretol, Equetro, Carbatrol (carbamazepine);

• Depakote (divalproex);

• Trileptal (oxcarbazepine);

• Solfoton (phenobarbital);

• Mysoline (primidone );

• Dilantin (phenytoin);

• Rimactane,Rifadin, Rifamate, Rifater (rifampin); or

• Stavzor, Depakene (valproic acid).

Less serious side effects :

Less serious  side effects :

• back pain;

•  dry mouth,mild nausea, stomach pain, upset stomach;

• dizziness,tremors,  tired feeling;

• loss of coordination;

•  double vision, blurred vision;

• changes in your menstrual periods.

The serious side effects of Lamictal

Call your health care or provider  at once if you have the next serious side effects:

• skin rash;

• swollen glands, fever flu symptoms, neck stiffness,  body aches,headache, increased sensitivity to light;

• easy bleeding or bruising , muscle weakness numbness, severe tingling,pain ;

• loss of appetite,dark urine, upper stomach pain,  jaundice ;

• feeling short of breath, irregular heart rhythm,chest pain ;

•  nausea,  swelling, vomiting,confusion, urinating less than usual or not at all, rapid weight gain;

•  feeling light-headed or short of breath, pale skin, trouble concentrating, rapid heart rate ; or

• worsening of your bipolar disorder or increased seizures .

Before taking

Don’t use Lamictal if you has allergia to lamotrigine.  If you want to take Lamictal, consult your doctor  or provider if you have any of the next conditions:

• liver or kidney  disease;

• suicidal actions or thoughts,  a history of depression; or

• a history to allergia to other seizure drugs.

Report your doctor if you have  worsening or new suicidal thoughts or depression whenever your dose is changed or during the 1st several months of treatment. You may have thoughts aboutsuicidal actions while taking Lamictal.