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Lamepil 50 mg Tablet MR

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Overview

Introduction of Lamepil Tablet MR

Lamepil 50 mg Tablet MR is a medicine useful for reducing the frequency of seizures. It is also useful in treating bipolar disorder with more depressive symptoms. Your doctor may advise you to take it alone or with other medicines. It is important to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent levels of medicine in your body. Do not miss any dose or stop the medication abruptly. Side effects are few and uncommon with this medicine. However, it may cause dizziness and sleepiness at the start of the treatment. Remember to inform your doctor if you notice any rashes, especially if accompanied by fever.

Uses of Lamepil Tablet MR

Lamepil Tablet MR side effects

Common
  • Skin rash
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Back pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Double vision
  • Coordination impaired
  • Nasal congestion
  • Infection

How to use Lamepil Tablet MR

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Lamepil 50 mg Tablet MR may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Lamepil Tablet MR works

Lamepil 50 mg Tablet MR is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Lamepil Tablet MR related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Lamepil 50 mg Tablet MR may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lamepil 50 mg Tablet MR may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Lamepil 50 mg Tablet MR is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Monitor the baby for rash, sleepiness or poor sucking. Also, get the platelet count and liver function test done periodically.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Lamepil 50 mg Tablet MR can cause dizziness and double vision. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lamepil 50 mg Tablet MR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lamepil 50 mg Tablet MR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Lamepil 50 mg Tablet MR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lamepil 50 mg Tablet MR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Lamepil Tablet MR?

If you miss a dose of Lamepil 50 mg Tablet MR, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Take your medication regularly as directed by your doctor as missing doses can trigger seizures.
  • Do not change the brand of your medicine and make sure that you have sufficient amount of medicine present with you.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent seizures:
    • Practice yoga every day.
    • Get enough sleep at nighttime.
    • Limit the use of screen time such as mobile/ laptop.
    • Take your medication on time.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • It may cause headaches. Drink plenty of water and take a suitable pain killer. Inform your doctor if it does not go away.
  • It may cause skin rash. Inform your doctor immediately if you notice a rash, itching and peeling of skin.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Lamepil with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. I started Lamepil and developed a rash. The doctor stopped Lamepil immediately and prescribed another medicine. Why?

There have been reports where patients developed serious rashes within 8 weeks of starting Lamepil and were hospitalized. Sometimes these rashes turn into severe skin infections and may endanger the patient’s life. Therefore, it is advised that if a patient develops rashes after starting Lamepil, it should be stopped and should not be restarted. Use of Lamepil is stopped even if the rashes are mild and non-serious. It is because of this that your doctor changed the medicine.

Q. How long does it take Lamepil to work?

Though it varies from person to person, your symptoms may take about 6-8 weeks to improve.

Q. What can be the consequences of taking a higher than the recommended dose of Lamepil?

You may experience quick and uncontrollable movements of your eye, clumsiness, and lack of coordination. High doses of Lamepil may cause problems with your balance, changes in heartbeat rhythm, loss of consciousness, fits (convulsions) or coma. Even if there are no signs of discomfort, seek immediate medical attention of a doctor or nearby hospital.

Q. Can Lamepil affect pregnancy?

Studies on the human population do not show any effects of Lamepil on pregnant women or her fetus. However, it is advisable that you inform your doctor immediately if you become pregnant or are planning to get pregnant while taking Lamepil. In case therapy with Lamepil is considered during pregnancy, your doctor may prescribe the lowest effective dose.

Q. Can I take Lamepil with other antiepileptic medicines?

It is important that you inform your doctor if you are already on any other antiepileptic medicines. The reason being, taking Lamepil with some antiepileptics (like valproate and carbamazepine) may increase the chances of developing side effects. Also, the dose of Lamepil may need adjustment if taken with antiepileptic medicines such as oxcarbazepine, felbamate, gabapentin, levetiracetam, pregabalin, topiramate or zonisamide.

Q. Can Lamepil be taken with food?

Lamepil can be taken with or without food.

Q. I have symptoms of depression. Can I take Lamepil ?

Yes, you can take lamotrigine if you have depression symptoms. In fact, Lamepil is used in preventing depression.

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