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Lamotrigine is an anti-epileptic prescription medicine that is used to delay mood episodes in adults with bipolar disorder (bipolar depression). This drug was FDA approved in 1994 as an anticonvulsant, but was FDA approved in 2003 for bipolar disorder because of the mood stabilizer benefits documented with patients with this diagnosis.
Lamotrigine is the active ingredient in brand and generic medications, such as Lamictal and Apo-Lamotrigine, which belongs to the family of phenyltriazines and works by enhancing GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), which is an inhibitory neurotransmitter. It also suppressed glutamate, another neurotransmitter that is excitatory; it also inhibits serotonin uptake, the action many antidepressants have. In these ways it is inhibitory, anti-excitatory, and mood stabilizing.
The main indications for Lamotrigine are epilepsy and bipolar disorder.
Lamotrigine is the generic ingredient in APO-Lamotrigine, a tablet, but it was first manufactured under the brand name, Lamictal, and has many generic names internationally, notably APO-Lamotrigine, Auro-Lamotrigine, Lamotrigine Sanis Health, PMS-Lamotrigine, and Teva-Lamotrigine (CANADA); Lamotrigine Actavis and many others (UK); Epitec (India), Lamictal (USA).
For bipolar disorder, the maintenance dose is usually 100 mg or more, daily, with smaller doses used to begin the medication at first. Lamotrigine is often offered in tablets though we also offer a chewable product.
Approximately 2-5% of patients experience severe side effects of
Less than 5% experience moderate side effects of
Less than 10% experience mild side effects of
These may not be all of the side effects, but have been the ones most frequently reported.
The following precautions should be practiced with the use of Lamotrigine.
Lamotrigine is contraindicated in any patient suspected of a lamotrigine allergy or hypersensitivity to it or any of its other inactive ingredients, or in patients requiring rapid urine drug screens, which can give a false-positive for PCP.
Lamotrigine is an FDA-approved anticonvulsant drug that can benefit patients with bipolar disorder (depression). It is derived from agents which inhibit dihydrofolate reductase.
Lamotrigine is an effective potentiator of GABA and inhibitor of glutamate, and it inhibits the reuptake of serotonin.
Store Lamotrigine at room temperature, i.e., 25oC, in a dry place. Store the medicine in the original container in which it originally comes, away from light and heat, in a dry, cool place. Always keep the drug out of reach of children.
Lamotrigine is available online from us.
There is numerous generic formulations internationally. For instance, we carry Apo-Lamorigine.
The drug should be taken orally, without regard to meals, as the whole tablet, once daily. Once a maintenance dose is achieved, the usual prescribed dosage of the drug is one 100 mg tablet per day. However, always use the drug as prescribed by your doctor. Ideally, the drug should be taken about the same time every day.
The most common disease for which Lamotrigine is prescribed is bipolar disorder and bipolar depression, although it is also used for seizure disorders.
Bipolar disorder is a manic depressive disorder with mood swings, mania and hypomania, depression, and emotional lability. In its serious manifestations, it can progress to a psychosis with severe delusions.
If you accidentally overdose on Lamotrigine, seek immediate medical advice or call the Poison Helpline at 1-800-222-1222. Overdose may present with visual problems, coordination problems, seizures, or passing out.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible, as long as it does not mean taking more than one tablet in a 24-hour period.