Lamictal 100 mg Tablet DT


Overview

Introduction of Lamictal Tablet DT

Lamictal 100 mg Tablet DT belongs to a group of medicines called anti-epileptics. It is used to treat two conditions – epilepsy and bipolar disorder. It works by blocking the signals in the brain that trigger epileptic seizures (fits) and in another way to prevent extreme mood swings.

Lamictal 100 mg Tablet DT can be used alone or in combination with other medicines. It may be taken with or without food. Your doctor will decide the correct dose for you. This may increase gradually until your condition is stable. This medicine may take several weeks to work but it is important to take it regularly to get the benefit. Do not stop taking it, even if you feel fine, unless your doctor advises you to. You may have more seizures, or your bipolar disorder may get worse.

The most common side effects of this medicine include skin rashes, headache, feeling or being sick, difficulty sleeping, dizziness and feeling sleepy or drowsy. Most side effects wear off, but if they bother you or do not go away, tell your doctor. There may be ways of preventing or reducing these effects. Long-term treatment can cause weakness in your bones (osteoporosis), increasing your risk of breaking a bone.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver problems, meningitis or depression or suicidal thoughts. Also let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are using as some may affect, or be affected by, this medicine, including contraceptive pills. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, Lamictal 100 mg Tablet DT can be taken if it is clearly needed but the dose may be adjusted. You should avoid driving or riding a bicycle if this medicine makes you drowsy or dizzy. You may need frequent blood tests to check how you are responding to this medicine.

Uses of Lamictal Tablet DT

Lamictal Tablet DT 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 Lamictal Tablet DT

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Dissolve it in a glass of water before taking it. Lamictal 100 mg Tablet DT may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Lamictal Tablet DT works

Lamictal 100 mg Tablet DT is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Lamictal Tablet DT related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Lamictal 100 mg Tablet DT may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lamictal 100 mg Tablet DT 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
Lamictal 100 mg Tablet DT 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
Lamictal 100 mg Tablet DT may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Lamictal 100 mg Tablet DT can cause dizziness and double vision. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lamictal 100 mg Tablet DT should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lamictal 100 mg Tablet DT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Lamictal 100 mg Tablet DT should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lamictal 100 mg Tablet DT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Lamictal Tablet DT?

If you miss a dose of Lamictal 100 mg Tablet DT, 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

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FAQs

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

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

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

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

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

Q. Can Lamictal be taken with food?

Lamictal can be taken with or without food.

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

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

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