Without a Prescription
Lamictal is a kind of an antiepileptic drug (AED) that belongs to the class of medicines called phenyltriazine. The precise way of how Lamictal works is not yet known. However, Lamictal is believed to affect some chemicals in the brain that is involved in seizures and in Bipolar Disorder.
Lamictal is prescribed to treat seizures. Lamictal may be prescribed alone or in combination with any other medications. Lamictal is also prescribed to treat Bipolar Disorder. Lamictal may also be prescribed for other purposes not mentioned here. You may check your doctor regarding these matters.
Lamictal belongs in the FDA pregnancy category C. Lamictal may cause severe defects to an unborn baby. Consult your doctor first before taking Lamictal if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during the treatment period.
Lamictal has been noted to pass into the breast milk of nursing mothers. Talk to your doctor first before taking Lamictal medicine if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not take pills or if you are currently using pills, stop using it and other hormonal products while you are under treatment with Lamictal medication. It is always safe to use the above-mentioned substances provided the approval by your doctor. Tell your doctor immediately if you experience changes in your menstrual pattern while taking Lamictal medicine.
Before taking Lamictal, it is very important for you to tell your doctor if you have any Liver, heart, or Kidney disease so that your Lamictal dose will be adjusted and a special monitoring during the treatment period will be given to you.
Take Lamictal as exactly directed to you by your doctor. You may also ask your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or any other health care professional for things that you do not understand.
Take each dose of Lamictal with a full glass of water. Lamictal can be taken with or without food. Swallow the Lamictal tablets whole. Do not chew, crush, or break the tablet. For the chewable tablet, you may swallow it whole, chew, or mix with water or diluted fruit juice. To get the most benefit of Lamictal medication, take it regularly. Do not stop taking Lamictal without consulting your doctor first, even if you already feel better.
Obtain your Lamictal dosage from your doctor. Dosage of Lamictal may vary from person to person.
Symptoms of Lamictal overdose may include the following:
- Increased seizures;
Immediately take the missed dose of Lamictal as soon as you remember it. However, if it is time for your next dose of Lamictal, skip the missed one and take your regular scheduled dose of Lamictal. It is important to remember not to take a double dose of Lamictal medication.
Like any other medicines, Lamictal may cause several side effects. Side effects of Lamictal may include the following:
- Blurred vision;
- Lack of coordination;
Consult you doctor immediately if you experience any of the above-mentioned side effects of Lamictal. Other side effects of Lamictal not mentioned above may also exist. Talk to your doctor if you feel anything unusual or bothersome side effects of Lamictal medication.
There are some drugs that may interact with the function of Lamictal, especially drugs that are prescribed to treat seizures. Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medications together with
Lamictal such as the following:
- Anxiety medicines;
- Birth control pills;
- Muscle relaxants;
- Pain relievers;
Other drugs not mentioned here may also interact with the function of Lamictal. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist first before you take any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, as well as vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.
Other Brand Names
In some countries Lamictal may also be known as: