Lamictal (Lamotrigine) is an anti-epileptic medication. It is also called an anticonvulsant. This medication is used alone or in combination with other medications to manage seizures associated with epilepsy when other medications have been ineffective or have been stopped. It is also used to delay mood episodes in adults and children. Lamotrigine works by decreasing the chemicals in the brain that are believed to contribute to seizures.
We currently have the brand from Canada, Turkey and UK manufactured by GSK. We currently stock generic Lamotrigine manufactured by Mylan and Aurobingdo in Canada. The generic is also called Lametec DT made by Cipla in India. It may come from Canada, UK, and other countries. Lamical is available in in tablet and dispersible tablet form, strengths of: 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, and 200 mg.
Call your doctor immediately if you have any of these serious side effects:
• Chest pain;
• Confusion or changes in thought patterns;
• Fever, swollen gland, body aches, flu symptoms, headache, and neck;
• Stiffness, increased sensitivity to light;
• Increase in seizures;
• Signs of an allergic reaction (hives, swelling of the face, tongue, throat);
• Signs of bleeding (such as easy bruising, bleeding gums, nosebleeds, vomiting blood, blood in the
urine, dark tarry stools);
• Swelling of the hands and feet with shortness of breath
Less serious side effects include:
• Back pain;
• Blurred vision, loss of coordination;
• Changes in the menstrual periods;
• Dry mouth, mild nausea, stomach pain, upset stomach;
• Runny nose, sore throat;
• Sleep problems (insomnia);
• Tremors, dizziness, tired feeling
Lamotrigine may cause severe life-threatening skin rash, especially in children and in people who take too high of a dose at the start of a treatment with this medication. The extended-release form of Lamotrigine (Lamictal XR) is for use only in adults and children who are at least 13 years old. Do not stop taking Lamictal without talking to your doctor, even if you feel fine because you may have increased seizures in you stop using the medication suddenly. It is unknown whether Lamictal will harm unborn baby. Taking this medication during early pregnancy can increase the risk of the baby being born with cleft lip or cleft palate. This medication can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. There may be an interaction between lamotrigine and other medications such as aripiprazole, birth control pills, gabapentin, metformin, olanzapine, phenytoin, rifampin, risperidone, ritonavir, topiramate, zonisamide, etc.