Lamictal can be used for treating some types of seizures. It might be used alone or along with other medicines. It could also be employed to delay the occurrence of mood problems using patients with bipolar disorder. Lamictal is definitely an anticonvulsant.
Use Lamictal as directed because of your doctor.
Ask your health care provider questions you could have about how to utilize Lamictal.
Store Lamictal at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store far from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Lamictal out of your reach of youngsters and away from pets.
Active Ingredient: Lamotrigine.
All medicines might cause unwanted side effects, however, many people have no, or minor, negative effects.
Check together with your doctor if some of these most frequent unwanted effects persist or become bothersome:
Blurred or double vision; constipation; decreased coordination; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; headache; nausea; painful menstrual periods; runny or stuffy nose; stomach upset or pain; tiredness; sleep disorders; vomiting; weakness; fat loss.
Seek medical assistance immediately if any of these severe unwanted effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling in the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); absent period or other menstrual changes; calf pain or tenderness; chest pain; dark urine; difficult or painful urination; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; new or worsening mental or mood changes (eg, anxiety, depression, restlessness, irritability, panic attacks, behavior changes, suicidal thoughts or attempts); new or worsening seizures; pale stools; reddened, blistered, swollen, or peeling skin; severe muscle pain or tenderness; severe or persistent stomach pain; difficulty breathing; sores in the mouth or around the eyes; swelling from the hands, ankles, or feet; swollen lymph glands; tremor; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual weakness or tiredness; vaginal itching or discharge; vision changes; yellowing of the eyes or skin.
This is not a complete set of all unwanted side effects that will occur. If you have questions regarding unwanted side effects, contact your health care provider.
Do NOT use Lamictal if:
Some medical conditions may interact with Lamictal. Tell a medical expert or pharmacist when you have any health conditions, in particular when any with the following apply to you:
Some medicines may interact with Lamictal. Tell your health care provider if you happen to be taking some other medicines, especially any with the following:
This is probably not a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your medical provider if Lamictal may interact with medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you begin, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Important safety information:
Airmail: 2-3 business weeks
EMS: 3-8 business days
Airmail: 2-3 weeks, EMS: 3-8 business days.