Lamidus 50mg Tablet DT

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Overview

Introduction

Lamidus 50mg 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.

Lamidus 50mg 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 maximum 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, nausea and vomiting, 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. Inform your doctor immediately if you notice a rash or peeling of skin. 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, depression or suicidal thoughts. Also let your healthcare professional know about all other medications you are using as some may affect, or be affected by, this medicine, including contraceptive pills. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding as the dose may need to be adjusted. You should avoid driving or anything that requires concentration 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 Lamidus Tablet DT

Side effects of Lamidus Tablet DT

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

How to use Lamidus 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. Lamidus 50mg Tablet DT may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Lamidus Tablet DT works

Lamidus 50mg 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Lamidus 50mg Tablet DT may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lamidus 50mg 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lamidus 50mg 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
Lamidus 50mg Tablet DT may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Lamidus 50mg Tablet DT can cause dizziness and double vision. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lamidus 50mg Tablet DT should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lamidus 50mg Tablet DT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Lamidus 50mg Tablet DT should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lamidus 50mg Tablet DT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Lamidus Tablet DT?

If you miss a dose of Lamidus 50mg 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.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • 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 frequency of seizure.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Lamidus with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Eurolam, Tenzo, Indolam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Antep, C Lep, Ametol
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Equblam, Zepox, Raipox
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Risure
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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She has problem of epilepsy from last two years
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Paediatrics
Hello, epilepsy and seizures cannot be treated online without physically examining the child and detailed history.
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Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Epilepsy requires regular treatment with anticonvulsants like encorate chrono for at least 3 years of seizure free period after which medicines may be tapered off unless seizures reappear. At present, there are no other effective treatment options.
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FAQs

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

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

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

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

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

Q. Can Lamidus be taken with food?

Lamidus can be taken with or without food.

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

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

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