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Generic Lamictal

Lamotrigine (Lamictal) is an inexpensive drug used to control seizures in adults and children with epilepsy and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. This drug is slightly more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic versions. Generic lamotrigine is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of lamotrigine is around $6.01, 91% off the average retail price of $71.30. Compare anti-epileptics.
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What is Lamotrigine?

Prevents seizures and stabilizes mood. Lamictal (Lamotrigine) is most useful for treating severe seizure disorders, and for bipolar disorder with more depression symptoms than manic symptoms. Just be careful to increase your dose slowly to avoid skin rash.

Lamotrigine Quick Facts

Proper Use

Take lamotrigine only as directed by your doctor to help your condition as much as possible and to decrease the chance of unwanted effects. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.

This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

Lamotrigine may be taken with or without food or on a full or empty stomach. However, if your doctor tells you to take the medicine a certain way, take it exactly as directed.

If you are taking the chewable dispersible tablets, they may be swallowed whole, chewed, and swallowed, or dispersed in a small amount of liquid and swallowed. If the tablets are chewed, they should be followed with a small amount of water or diluted fruit juice to aid in swallowing. To break up these tablets, add the tablets in enough water or diluted fruit juice to cover the tablets (about a teaspoonful), wait until the tablets are completely dispersed (about 1 minute), then swirl the solution and swallow it immediately.

If you are taking the disintegrating tablet, make sure your hands are dry before you handle the tablet. Do not open the blister pack that contains the tablet until you are ready to take it. Remove the tablet from the blister pack by peeling back the foil, then taking the tablet out. Do not push the tablet through the foil. Place the tablet into your tongue and moved around in your mouth. It should melt quickly. After the tablet has melted, swallow or take a sip of water.

Swallow the extended-release tablets whole. Do not break, crush, or chew it.

Use only the brand of this medicine that your doctor prescribed. Different brands and dosage forms may not work the same way.

This medicine can be used with other seizure medicines. Keep using all of your seizure medicines unless your doctor tells you to stop.

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Lamotrigine side effects

Common Side Effects
When taken for
  • Dizziness38%
  • Headache28%
  • Diplopia28%
  • Ataxia22%
  • Nausea19%
  • Blurred vision16%
  • Somnolence14%
  • Rhinitis14%
  • Pharyngitis10%
  • Rash10%
  • Vomiting9%
  • Cough increased8%
  • Flu syndrome7%
  • Dysmenorrhea7%
  • Fever6%
  • Diarrhea6%
  • Incoordination6%
  • Insomnia6%
  • Abdominal pain5%
  • Dyspepsia5%
  • Constipation4%
  • Tremor4%
  • Depression4%
  • Anxiety4%
  • Vaginitis4%
  • Convulsion3%
  • Irritability3%
  • Speech disorder3%
  • Pruritus3%
  • Vision abnormality3%
  • Neck pain2%
  • Reaction aggravated (seizure exacerbation)2%
  • Anorexia2%
  • Arthralgia2%
  • Concentration disturbance2%
  • Amenorrhea2%

Serious Side Effects

  • Suicidal thoughts or behavior
      Higher risk if:
    • History of depression

    Lamictal (Lamotrigine) may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior. Watch for worsening depression or any unusual changes in mood or behavior, especially during the first few months of treatment or when the dose changes. Report anything concerning to a doctor immediately.

  • Serious skin rash
      Higher risk if:
    • People also taking Depakote
    • Taking more than the prescribed dose
    • Increasing the dose too quickly

    Rarely, Lamictal (Lamotrigine) can cause a serious or life-threatening skin rash. The risk is higher for people who are also taking Depakote. Report any skin rashes to a doctor immediately.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.
  • Serious allergic reactions

    Rarely, Lamictal (Lamotrigine) can cause serious allergic reactions and life-threatening organ failure. Report any skin rash, fever, swelling, or trouble breathing to a doctor immediately.

  • Blood disorders

    Rarely, Lamictal (Lamotrigine) can lower white blood cell counts. White blood cells help your body fight infections. Tell your doctor if you have any infection symptoms (such as fever, sore throat, or mouth/throat swelling) that don't go away.

  • Meningitis

    Rarely, Lamictal (Lamotrigine) can cause meningitis, a serious inflammation of the lining around the brain. This can occur from six weeks after starting the medication to whenever you stop taking it. If you have any sudden rash, fever, sensitivity to light, neck stiffness, headache, nausea, or vomiting, tell your doctor immediately.

  • Interactions with birth control pills
      Higher risk if:
    • Taking birth control pills

    Taking birth control pills may lower the amount of Lamictal (Lamotrigine) in your body. Stopping birth control pills may suddenly increase the amount of Lamictal (Lamotrigine) in your body. This can be dangerous. Talk to your doctor if you're taking birth control pills, or if you're thinking about starting or stopping them.

  • Withdrawal seizures
      Higher risk if:
    • Stopping Lamictal (Lamotrigine) suddenly

    Stopping Lamictal (Lamotrigine) suddenly can increase the number of seizures. If you want to stop taking Lamictal (Lamotrigine), talk to your doctor before making any changes. It’s safer to slowly lower your dose of the drug over at least one week before completely stopping.

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Lamotrigine interactions & warnings

Drug interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

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Other interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Pregnancy
C Weigh risks vs. benefits

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

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Lamotrigine dosages

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oral dosage form (extended-release tablet):
    • For seizures:
      • Adults and teenagers older than 13 years of age not taking valproic acid (Depakote®) but taking carbamazepine (Tegretol®), phenobarbital (Luminal®), phenytoin (Dilantin®), and/or primidone (Mysoline®)—At first, 50 milligrams (mg) of lamotrigine once a day for two weeks, then 100 mg once a day for two weeks. After this, your doctor may gradually increase your dose if needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 600 mg a day.
      • Adults and teenagers older than 13 years of age not taking valproic acid (Depakote®), carbamazepine (Tegretol®), phenobarbital (Luminal®), phenytoin (Dilantin®), and/or primidone (Mysoline®)—At first, 25 mg of lamotrigine once a day for two weeks, then 50 mg once a day for two weeks. After this, your doctor may gradually increase your dose if needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 400 mg a day.
      • Adults and teenagers older than 13 years of age taking valproic acid (Depakote®)—At first, 25 mg of lamotrigine once every other day for two weeks, then 25 mg once a day for two weeks. After this, your doctor may gradually increase your dose if needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 250 mg a day.
      • Children younger than 13 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
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Missed dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, 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 dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Lamotrigine reviews

3.7 / 5 average rating with 184 reviews for Lamotrigine from Iodine.com

2 Tips about Lamotrigine from Iodine.com

46 year old woman
  • Used for two years or more
  • Taken for Bipolar II disorder

Reviewed lamotrigine on 2/26/2018

  • Worth it
  • Worked well
  • Low hassle
Awesome med. changed my life. Stable for 10 years
22 year old man
  • Used for two years or more
  • Taken for Treatment-resistant depression

Reviewed 2/23/2018

  • Worth it
  • Worked so-so
  • Low hassle
A good option for treatment resistant depression and mood swings.
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