Lamotrigine is used to control seizures (fits) and other conditions related to the nervous system including use as a mood stabilizer.
In particular it is used to treat conditions such as:
It may be given to you for other reasons. Do check with your doctor what you are taking this for.
Generally, the common side effects tend to occur at the beginning of treatment. Such side effects may include:
Inform your doctor if any of the above side effects lasts for more than a few days or if they become serious or bothersome.
Rare but serious effects may sometimes occur. Contact your doctor as soon as possible if you notice any of the following:
Inform your doctor if you notice any other unusual symptoms. Always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist if you or your child has any problems or difficulties during or after taking lamotrigine.
What do I need to tell my doctor before I take this medicine?
For women: tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding or have plans to become pregnant. If you are pregnant and/or breastfeeding, your doctor would have discussed the potential benefits and side-effects with continuing/starting this medication but should you have further questions or concerns, do consult your doctor.
This medicine may interact with a number of medicines. Inform your doctor if you are taking or intend to start taking other medicines or supplements.
If you take/administer more than the dose prescribed to you by your doctor, consult your doctor or health care professional immediately.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any other medicines, supplements or herbal products.
If you or your child sees another doctor, inform him that you or your child is taking lamotrigine before he prescribes any other medications.
Avoid driving or any other activities that requires concentration until you see how this drug affects you (or your child if applicable).
Do not share your medicines with others.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about your medicines.
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