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Lamez 5 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Lamez Tablet

Lamez 5 mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used to control and prevent epilepsy (seizures), mania, and bipolar disorder. It is also used alone or in combination with other similar medicines to treat neuropathic pain.

Lamez 5 mg Tablet controls seizure by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain. It is taken by mouth and may be used empty stomach or along with food. However, it is advisable to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent level of medicine in the body. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. You should always consult doctor before stopping this medicine as it may increase the seizure frequency. If you are suffering from any heart disease than it is important to inform doctor before taking this medicine.

Some common side effects of this medicine includes headache, vomiting, dryness in mouth, insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), and blurred or double vision. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This medicine may also cause weight loss in some, consult a dietitian for dietary supplement or try to increase your food portion. It is important to inform doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts. In case you develop any skin rashes after taking this medicine than consult with doctor as soon as possible.

Lamez Tablet 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 Lamez Tablet

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. Lamez 5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Lamez Tablet works

Lamez 5 mg Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Lamez Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Lamez 5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lamez 5 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lamez 5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any 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
UNSAFE
Lamez 5 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Lamez 5 mg Tablet can cause dizziness and double vision. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lamez 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lamez 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Lamez 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lamez 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Lamez Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Lamez 5 mg Tablet, 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.

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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 Lamez 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

Questions Related to Lamez

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As per doctor opinion I am a bipolar patient now I regular take 1 divas od750 since last 3 year and I am ok before this I severe from epilepsy and unwanted repetitive thoughts now I want to stop my tablet.
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
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I am suffering. from fatty liver and mild prostatic enlargements. please suggest medicineI am taking me fine for mental. ProblemMedicine are Lamez of. 200, d venizep 50 and lithium 400
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
For prostate- consult a urologist For fatty liver- consult a gastroenterologist Rest is treatment of bipolar disorder and you need follow up with your psychiatrist.
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FAQs

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

There have been reports where patients developed serious rashes within 8 weeks of starting Lamez 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 Lamez, it should be stopped and should not be restarted. Use of Lamez 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 Lamez 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 Lamez?

You may experience quick and uncontrollable movements of your eye, clumsiness, and lack of coordination. High doses of Lamez 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 Lamez affect pregnancy?

Studies on the human population do not show any effects of Lamez 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 Lamez. In case therapy with Lamez is considered during pregnancy, your doctor may prescribe the lowest effective dose.

Q. Can I take Lamez 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 Lamez with some antiepileptics (like valproate and carbamazepine) may increase the chances of developing side effects. Also, the dose of Lamez may need adjustment if taken with antiepileptic medicines such as oxcarbazepine, felbamate, gabapentin, levetiracetam, pregabalin, topiramate or zonisamide.

Q. Can Lamez be taken with food?

Lamez can be taken with or without food.

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

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

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