Lamotrigine Tablet is used to prevent and control seizures. Seizures are symptoms of brain problem. They occur because of sudden or abnormal electrical activity in the brain. This medication is used with other medications for seizures.
Lamotrigine Tablet is also indicated to help prevent the extreme mood swings of bipolar disorder in adults. Bipolar disorder is known as manic-depressive illness. It is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, activity levels, and energy.
How does Lamotrigine Tablet work?
For people with seizures, Lamotrigine works by reducing the release of a substance in your brain known as glutamate. This action prevents the neurons in your brain from becoming too active. As a result, you may have fewer episodes of seizures.
For people with bipolar disorder, this medication may affect certain receptors in your brain. It may help to control your mood. Lamotrigine could lessen the number of mood episode you have.
Why use Lamotrigine Tablet?
Lamotrigine Tablet is known as an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug. It appears as white to pale cream-colored powder. Lamotrigine Tablet is supplied for oral administration with the strengths of:
- 25 mg
- 100 mg
- 150 mg
- 200 mg
This medication is an AED of the phenyltriazine class. This is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
How to use Lamotrigine Tablet?
This medication is to be taken by mouth with a full glass of water. Usually, this is taken with or without food or as direct by your doctor. Swallow the tablet as a whole since chewing them may leave a bitter taste.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to it. It is very important that you take each dose exactly as it is prescribed. Remember to take it at the same time each day.
What are the side effects of Lamotrigine Tablet?
- Tired feeling
- Loss of coordination
- Blurred or double vision
- Stomach pain or upset stomach
- Sore throat
- Sleep problems
- Runny nose
- Back pain
- Changes in menstrual periods
Warnings and Precautions
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding women, consult your doctor first.
- Let your doctor know if you have any allergies or current medications.
- Keep this away from the reach of children.
Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you ever had:
- Liver or kidney disease
- Rash or allergic reaction after taking another seizure medication
- Meningitis or the inflammation of the tissue that covers the brain and spinal cord