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Lamictal 50 mg Tablet DT


Overview

Introduction of Lamictal Tablet DT

Lamictal 50 mg Tablet DT is an anti-epileptic medicine. This medicine is used to control epileptic seizures or fits and mania. It is used alone for patients more than 16 years of age and as an add on therapy in children. It is important to not stop taking this medicine abruptly without consulting your doctor as it may increase the occurrence of fits.

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
  • Blurred vision
  • Double vision
  • Coordination impaired
  • Nasal congestion
  • Infection
  • Accidental injury
  • Sore throat

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 50 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 50 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
CAUTION
Lamictal 50 mg Tablet DT may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lamictal 50 mg Tablet DT 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
Lamictal 50 mg Tablet DT 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.
Lamictal 50 mg Tablet DT can cause dizziness and double vision. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lamictal 50 mg Tablet DT should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lamictal 50 mg Tablet DT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Lamictal 50 mg Tablet DT should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lamictal 50 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 50 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

  • It should be taken with food to avoid stomach upset.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Lamictal 50 mg Tablet DT, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • It may cause headaches. Drink plenty of water and take a suitable pain killer. Inform your doctor if it does not go away.
  • 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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Patient Concerns

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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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