Lamitor DT 50 Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Lamitor DT 50 Tablet 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.

Lamitor DT 50 Tablet 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 Lamitor Tablet DT

Benefits of Lamitor Tablet DT

In Epilepsy/Seizures

Lamitor DT 50 Tablet is used alone or with other medicines to prevent and control seizures (fits). It works by decreasing the nerve impulses which cause the seizures. It can help reduce symptoms such as confusion, uncontrollable jerking movements, loss of awareness, and fear or anxiety. By controlling the frequency of seizures, it will help you go about your daily activities with more confidence. It may also allow you to do some activities that you would otherwise be forbidden or scared to do (such as swimming and driving). This medicine may take several weeks or months to work effectively as the dose is adjusted. Carefully follow all instructions and never take more tablets than your doctor tells you to. It needs to be taken regularly as prescribed to be most effective.

In Bipolar disorder

Lamitor DT 50 Tablet works to restore the normal balance of nerve activity in your brain. It is sometimes called a mood stabilizer and can help prevent extreme changes in mood and help you feel less agitated. You may experience fewer episodes of depression and low mood. It can take several weeks for this medicine to work and you may still feel low during this time. It is likely that you will take this medicine for at least six months but possibly much longer. It needs to be taken regularly to work effectively. Do not stop taking it unless your doctor advises you to. You should continue to eat well and keep fit to reduce symptoms of bipolar disorder.

Side effects of Lamitor Tablet DT

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Lamitor

  • 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 Lamitor 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. Lamitor DT 50 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Lamitor Tablet DT works

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

What if you forget to take Lamitor Tablet DT?

If you miss a dose of Lamitor DT 50 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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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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Phenyltriazine Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS
Action Class
Sodium channel modulators (AED)

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Lamitor 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, Raipox, Equiliser
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Risure
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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My daughter is suffering from epilepsy and has been advise Lamitor 50mg tblets twice a day. She was being given Lamitor DT 50. But by mistake I am giving her Lamitor OD 50 now. Though there is no apparent affect, please advise which Lamitor should be given.
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
any can be given; but stick to one preparation'
Epilepsy disorder for the past 7-8 years. Are contraceptive pills safe for epileptic patients Lamitor 25,50 and 100 epilive 500 Frisium 20 and frisium 5
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
per se epileptic ptinets can take contrcep pillswith these medicines; interaction is unlukelystill better talk to the gynec for other optionswheteher u hav epilepsy or not, pills are effective but can sometimes cause side effects due to hormonal effcets; personally i wud suggest barrier methods
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Q. I started Lamitor DT 50 Tablet and developed a rash. The doctor stopped Lamitor DT 50 Tablet immediately and prescribed another medicine. Why?

There have been reports where patients developed serious rashes within 8 weeks of starting Lamitor DT 50 Tablet 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 Lamitor DT 50 Tablet, it should be stopped and should not be restarted. Use of Lamitor DT 50 Tablet 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 Lamitor DT 50 Tablet 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 Lamitor DT 50 Tablet?

You may experience quick and uncontrollable movements of your eye, clumsiness, and lack of coordination. High doses of Lamitor DT 50 Tablet 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 Lamitor DT 50 Tablet affect pregnancy?

Studies on the human population do not show any effects of Lamitor DT 50 Tablet 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 Lamitor DT 50 Tablet. In case therapy with Lamitor DT 50 Tablet is considered during pregnancy, your doctor may prescribe the lowest effective dose.

Q. Can I take Lamitor DT 50 Tablet 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 Lamitor DT 50 Tablet with some antiepileptics (like valproate and carbamazepine) may increase the chances of developing side effects. Also, the dose of Lamitor DT 50 Tablet may need adjustment if taken with antiepileptic medicines such as oxcarbazepine, felbamate, gabapentin, levetiracetam, pregabalin, topiramate or zonisamide.

Q. How to take Lamitor DT 50 Tablet?

Lamitor DT 50 Tablet can be taken with or without food. Continue taking Lamitor DT 50 Tablet in the dose and duration advised by the doctor to get maximum benefits of Lamitor DT 50 Tablet.

Q. I have symptoms of depression. Can I take Lamitor DT 50 Tablet?

Yes, you can take Lamitor DT 50 Tablet if you have depression symptoms. In fact, Lamitor DT 50 Tablet is used in preventing depression. But, do not self medicate. Do not start or stop taking Lamitor DT 50 Tablet on your own, unless otherwise advised by the doctor.

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Country of Origin: India

Expires on or after: August, 2022

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