Generic Name - Lamotrigine
Category - Antihypertensive Drug
Generic for Lamictal* is indicated to control partial seizures (convulsions) in adults and children with epilepsy. Lamotrigine (Generic for Lamictal*) is also used in adults and children who have generalized (major) seizures (convulsions) due to a special condition named Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Generic for Lamictal* is believed to affect chemicals in the brain involved in seizures and in bipolar disorder.
Generic for Lamictal* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Lamictal* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Lamictal* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Lamictal*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Medicines used to treat HIV or AIDS infection (examples: indinavir, ritonavir)
Generic for Lamictal* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of Generic for Lamictal*,
Usual recommended dosage of Generic for Lamictal* for seizures (convulsions) is one 50-milligram dose per day for 2 weeks, then two 50-milligram doses per day, for 2 weeks. After that, the doctor recommend a total of 300 milligrams to 500 milligrams a day, divided into 2 doses.
Generic for Lamictal* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Lamictal* side Effects include fever, painful sores in the mouth, eyes, or nose, redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth, skin rash of any type, itching and swelling of the face, lips or tongue.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Lamictal*.
Generic for Lamictal* and Pregnancy
Studies do not indicate whether Generic for Lamictal* will be harmful to an unborn baby. Hence, do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
Generic for Lamictal* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Lamictal* passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing infant. Do not take Generic for Lamictal* without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Generic for Lamictal* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Lamictal* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Lamictal* and Geriatric
In general, dose selection of Generic for Lamictal* for an elderly patient should be cautious, usually starting at the low end of the dosing range, reflecting the greater frequency of decreased hepatic, renal or cardiac function, and of concomitant disease or other drug therapy.
The above information about Generic for Lamictal* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.