What is Lamez® Lamotrigine Tablet?
Lamotrigine, sold under the brand name Lamictal, is a medication used to treat epilepsy and stabilize mood in bipolar disorder. For epilepsy, this includes focal seizures, tonic-clonic seizures, and seizures in Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. In bipolar disorder, lamotrigine has not been shown to treat acute depression reliably; but for patients with bipolar disorder who are not currently symptomatic, it appears to be effective in reducing the risk of future episodes of depression.
Common side effects include nausea, sleepiness, headache, vomiting, trouble with coordination, and rash. Serious side effects include a lack of red blood cells, increased risk of suicide, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and allergic reactions, which can be fatal. Concerns exist that use during pregnancy or breastfeeding may result in harm. Lamotrigine is a phenyltriazine, making it chemically different from other anticonvulsants. Its mechanism of action is unclear, but it appears to inhibit the release of excitatory neurotransmitters via voltage-sensitive sodium channels and voltage-gated calcium channels in neurons.
Life-threatening rash: This drug can cause rare but serious rashes that can be life-threatening. These rashes can occur at any time, but they’re most likely to happen within the first 2 to 8 weeks of starting this drug. Don’t increase your dosage of this drug more quickly than your doctor tells you. Your doctor may have you stop taking this drug at the first sign of a rash.
Lamez Lamotrigine Tablet is an anti-epileptic medication that 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 prevent extreme mood swings.
Lamez Lamotrigine 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, vomiting, difficulty sleeping, and dizziness. 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 the 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.
In Epilepsy/Seizures. Lamez Lamotrigine Tablet is used alone or with other medicines to prevent and control seizures (fits). It works by decreasing the nerve impulses that cause seizures. It can help reduce symptoms such as confusion, uncontrollable jerking movements, loss of awareness, and fear or anxiety. Controlling the frequency of seizures 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 the most effective.
In Bipolar disorder. Lamez Lamotrigine 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.