How It Works:
Lamotrigine is an anticonvulsant drug that belongs to a class of medications called phenyltriazines. Lamotrigine works by stabilizing the hyper-excited nerve fibers, and slowing abnormal nerve impulses in brain.
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Lamotrigine is used to treat partial seizures (fits due to involvement of only one side of brain), generalized tonic-clonic seizure (fits due to involvement of entire brain), bipolar disorder (alternating periods of excitation and depression), and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (a disorder that causes fits and delays development in children).
Frequently Ask Questions:
Q. Is lamotrigine safe during pregnancy?
Lamotrigine can harm the fetus, it should only be used during pregnancy if the potential benefits justify the potential risk to the baby. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. Is lamotrigine safe during breastfeeding?
Lamotrigine passes into the breast milk and may not be safe for the breast-fed infant. It should only be used if no other alternative drug is available. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. Is lamotrigine safe or dangerous?
Lamotrigine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is lamotrigine a narcotic, benzo, antipsychotic, depression?
Lamotrigine is not narcotic, benzo. Lamotrigine can be used to treat psychosis and depression.
Q. Is lamotrigine a benzodiazepine, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor?
Lamotrigine is not a benzodiazepine or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor.
Q. Is lamotrigine the same as Lamictal?
Lamictal is the brand name of lamotrigine.
Q. Can lamotrigine be taken with ibuprofen, tramadol, pseudoephedrine (Sudafed), paracetamol (Tylenol), alprazolam (Xanax), gabapentin, Nyquil, Benadryl or Mucinex?
Lamotrigine when taken with ibuprofen, benadryl, tramadol, pseudoephedrine, paracetamol, alprazolam, gabapentin, Nyquil or guaifenesin (Mucinex) can lead to increased side effect.
Q. Does lamotrigine get you high, cause insomnia, acne, anxiety, headache, diarrhea, erectile dysfunction or tremors?
Lamotrigine can cause insomnia, acne, anxiety, headache, diarrhea, erectile dysfunction and tremors.