Q. I started Lamez 100 Tablet and developed a rash. The doctor stopped Lamez 100 Tablet immediately and prescribed another medicine. Why?
There have been reports where patients developed serious rashes within 8 weeks of starting Lamez 100 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 Lamez 100 Tablet, it should be stopped and should not be restarted. Use of Lamez 100 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 Lamez 100 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 Lamez 100 Tablet?
You may experience quick and uncontrollable movements of your eye, clumsiness, and lack of coordination. High doses of Lamez 100 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 Lamez 100 Tablet affect pregnancy?
Studies on the human population do not show any effects of Lamez 100 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 Lamez 100 Tablet. In case therapy with Lamez 100 Tablet is considered during pregnancy, your doctor may prescribe the lowest effective dose.
Q. Can I take Lamez 100 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 Lamez 100 Tablet with some antiepileptics (like valproate and carbamazepine) may increase the chances of developing side effects. Also, the dose of Lamez 100 Tablet may need adjustment if taken with antiepileptic medicines such as oxcarbazepine, felbamate, gabapentin, levetiracetam, pregabalin, topiramate or zonisamide.
Q. How to take Lamez 100 Tablet?
Lamez 100 Tablet can be taken with or without food. Continue taking Lamez 100 Tablet in the dose and duration advised by the doctor to get maximum benefits of Lamez 100 Tablet.
Q. I have symptoms of depression. Can I take Lamez 100 Tablet?
Yes, you can take Lamez 100 Tablet if you have depression symptoms. In fact, Lamez 100 Tablet is used in preventing depression. But, do not self medicate. Do not start or stop taking Lamez 100 Tablet on your own, unless otherwise advised by the doctor.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 1st Jun 2022. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.