LAMICTAL table. 100 mg. 28 tablets
Lamictal is used in two different conditions - epilepsy and bipolar disorder
LAMICTAL table. 100 mg. 28 tablets
WHAT IT IS USED FOR LAMICTAL
Lamictal is used in two different conditions - epilepsy and bipolar disorder.
It is used to treat different types of epilepsy in adults and children.
Lamictal can be given as monotherapy (treatment with Lamictal) in adults and children over 12 years. Can also be used in combination with other antiepileptic drugs for adults and children over 2 years of age.
After achieving control of disease in combination therapy concomitant antiepileptic drugs may be stopped while continuing monotherapy lamotrigine.
Lamictal is used in adult patients with bipolar disorder to prevent extreme mood swings - depression (sadness / despair) or mania (excitement / euphoria). Lamictal mainly prevents the occurrence of depressive moods.
Lamictal should not be used to treat bipolar disorder in children under 18 years of age. Certain medicines for the treatment of depression in children and adolescents has been associated with thoughts and suicide attempts.
BEFORE YOU TAKE
You should not take Lamictal:
If you are allergic to lamotrigine or to any of the ingredients of Lamictal tablets. Before taking this medication ask yourself the following questions. If your answer to any of these questions is "Yes" or if these issues are not discussed with your doctor, contact your doctor before you start taking Lamictal.
Have you received any rash during prior treatment with lamotrigine or other antiepileptinno medicine?
Are you taking hormonal contraceptives (ie birth control pill) or hormone replacement therapy?
Do you suffer from liver or kidney disease?
Are you pregnant, planning to become pregnant, breast-feeding you?
Do you suffer from Parkinson's disease?
Are you taking any medicines containing lamotrigine?
Are you taking any other medicines to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder?
Are you taking or have recently taken you other medicines, even those not prescribed by a doctor?
HOW TO TAKE MEDICINE
Please note that your doctor can give you guidance, other than as described below. It is important to take your medicine exactly as your doctor prescribes. If you are not sure, contact your doctor. The dosage that your doctor prescribes depends on whether you are taking other antiepileptic drugs and what they are. This is especially important if you are taking a medicine containing valproate.
Usually, treatment begins with Lamictal low dose increased slowly during the first weeks of treatment. The doses prescribed by your doctor will depend on other medications you are taking and your response to treatment with Lamictal.
Do not increase the dose or frequency of administration of the drug to the prescribed by your doctor. During treatment with Lamictal can take other medicines. When starting or stopping taking them, please follow the advice of your doctor for a change in the number of tablets Lamictal, you need to take a day.
Must be monitored in children and weight change in a changing and dose of the drug.
Adults and children over 12 years:
The usual dosage for control of epilepsy is between 100 and 400 mg, in one or two daily. At the start of Lamictal doctor will prescribe a much lower dose of the aforementioned and gradually increase the dose over several weeks to achieve the optimal dose for disease control.
Children from 2 to 12 years:
The usual dosage for control of epilepsy is between 1 and 15 mg per kg body weight of the child in one or two divided doses. At the start of Lamictal doctor will prescribe the child a much lower dose of the aforementioned and gradually increase the dose over several weeks to achieve the optimal dose for disease control. Not recommended implementation of Lamictal in children under 2 years of age.
If children taking valproate, the initial daily dose of Lamictal is 2,5 mg to 5 mg, may be administered one Lamictal dispersible tablet of 5 mg every other day for the first two weeks. Lamictal should be used when the required dose is less than 2,5 mg per day. Lamictal should be used to initiate treatment in children weighing less than 17 kg. .
Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly. Check with your doctor first. Like other antiepileptic drugs, abrupt discontinuation of Lamictal can provoke seizures again. Lamictal dose should be reduced gradually over at least two weeks, unless for safety reasons, such as severe skin reactions do not require abrupt discontinuation.
Adults (over 18 years): The usual dose to control bipolar disorder is between 100 and 400 mg, taken once daily or divided into two doses. In the beginning, when you start taking Lamictal, your doctor will prescribe a much lower dose than that it will gradually raising it within six weeks.
Children (under 18 years):
Lamictal is not recommended for the treatment of bipolar disorder, 18 years of age.
Discontinuation of Lamictal:
Although no known adverse effects of treatment with Lamictal, always consult your doctor before stopping the drug.
Hormonal kontratseptnvi: If you are taking hormonal contraceptives (birth control pill), your doctor may prescribe a higher maintenance dose of Lamictal, depending on how well your disease is influenced.
Kidney or liver:
If the person receiving Lamictal, have kidney or liver problems, your doctor may prescribe a lower dose depending on the severity of renal or hepatic impairment.
Swallow the tablets with a drink of water. Do not chew them.
If you forget to take a dose, do not worry. Take the dose as soon as you remember and continue taking the next dose exactly as specified time. If, however, the time until the next dose is less than 4 hours, wait until it occurs and take the next dose! Do not take a double dose!
If you take too high a dose of Lamictal or if someone else accidentally takes your medicine, contact your doctor or nearest hospital emergency department.
Re-initiation of treatment with Lamictal
Tell your doctor before again taking Lamictal, even if you stopped taking the drug for a few days.
Driving and using machines:
If ingestion is possible dizziness and double vision. Therefore, before you drive or operate machinery should know how your treatment affects Lamictal. Response to treatment with antiepileptic products varies between patients. If you decide to perform tasks related to driving or using machines seek specialized medical attention given the risk of occurrence of epileptic seizure during such activities.
Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you become pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment with Lamictal. One reason for this is that in one study reported an increased risk of cleft lip or cleft palate associated with taking Lamictal during the first few months of pregnancy.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like any other drug, Lamictal can cause side effects. For most people taking this medicine does not cause problems.
If while taking Lamictal feel that you do not feel better or your condition begins to deteriorate immediately consult a doctor.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should immediately tell your doctor because if you let it pass without paying attention to them can follow a serious problem. (It is known that some of these events occurred more frequently in children and parents should pay particular attention to this.)
Unexpected skin reactions such as rash and / or irritation of the mouth or eyes.
Swelling of the face.
Fever and symptoms similar to flu, swollen lymph nodes or drowsiness.
Increased fatigue, seemingly unexplained bruising or bleeding, increased frequency of infectious diseases (eg common cold) or inflammation garloto.V rare cases of hepatic impairment.
Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms, regardless of whether they are associated with feeling that sick or not:
Abdominal pain and / or tightening of the abdominal muscles.
Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice any of the following
Blurred vision, double vision, red eyes (conjunctivitis), dizziness, headache, fatigue, sleep disturbances, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, hallucinations, pain in the back or joints, which can sometimes be accompanied by fever and / or complaints of the whole body (lupus), increased irritability, aggressiveness, agitation or confusion.
Instability or loss of coordination while walking.
If you have Parkinson's disease and worsening symptoms such as shaking hands or feet, eye rolling or chewing movements of the mouth.
Unusual movements that you can not control such as twitching or shaking of hands or feet, or rapid eye movement.
If you are taking Lamictal for epilepsy rarely find more seizures than usual. Report as quickly as possible to your doctor if your seizures worsen or if you get a new type of seizures.
If you are taking Lamictal to prevent extreme mood swings may not feel the full effect of the treatment for a few weeks. Sometimes symptoms of depression or bipolar disorder may include thoughts of harming or killing themselves. Tell your doctor immediately or go to the nearest hospital if you have any distressing thoughts or experiences at the beginning of treatment, at any time during treatment. Tell your doctor if you experience worsening of your condition or if you develop any new symptoms during the entire course of treatment.
Tell your doctor if you notice any others mentioned above side effects
STORAGE OF LAMICTAL
Store tablets at or below 30 ° C.
Keep the medication in a dry place inaccessible to children.
Do not use after the expiry date shown on the packaging.
This medicine is only for you. Never give it to other people. It may harm them even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
The tablets contain the following inactive ingredients needed to make the formulation: lactose, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycolate, povidone, magnesium stearate, yellow iron oxide.