Generic name: Lamotrigine
Lamictal® or Lamotrigine is one of the newer anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) which is considered broad spectrum. This means it is effective in both partial-onset and generalized-onset epilepsy . Like many other AEDs, it is thought to inhibit sodium (Na) channels. It also appears to reduce glutamate release, an excitatory neurotransmitter. Lamictal is available in tablets of various sizes. Smaller sizes that are chewable are available for children.
Uses of Lamictal
Side Effects of Lamictal
Most people who take Lamictal can tolerate it well. However, as with all medications, some people experience side effects. The most common side effects with Lamictal include dizziness, headache, blurred or double vision, lack of coordination, sleepiness, nausea, vomiting, insomnia, and rash. Lamictal may cause other side effects not listed here. If you (or your loved one) develop any side effects or symptoms you are concerned about, or if you need more information, call your doctor.
Warnings and precautions before taking Lamictal
Drug Interaction :- If Lamictal is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Lamictal with the following:
A massive overdose of Lamictal can be fatal. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical treatment immediately. Symptoms of Lamictal overdose may include:
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