The below information on Lamotrigine has been taken from official FDA sources, but we cannot guarantee it's accuracy. Please use this site for educational purposes only. This site does not replace a proper discussion with your doctor.
|This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:|
|This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:|
Teva Parenteral Medicines, Inc.
|This drug is available in the following forms:|
Tablets and Chewable Tablets
|View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:|
Lamotrigine is used to:
- treat certain types of seizures
- increase the time between episodes of depression, mania, and other abnormal moods in patients with bipolar I disorder
Side Effects of Lamotrigine
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor right away:
- seizures that happen more often, last longer, or are different than the seizures you had in the past
- rash, hives, fever, painful sores in the mouth or irritation around the eyes, or swelling of lips or tongue
Some common side effects that may occur with Lamotrigine include:
- blurred or double vision
- loss of balance or coordination
- difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
Interactions with Lamotrigine
Lamotrigine and certain other medicines can interact with each other. Tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them with you to show your healthcare professional.
Especially tell your healthcare professional if you take:
- valproic acid (Depakene)
- divalproex (Depakote)
- carbamazepine (Tegretol)
- phenytoin (Dilantin)
- primidone (Mysoline)
- birth control pills
- hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
- rifampin (Rifadin)
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