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Lamotrigine

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Anticonvulsant Lamictal Adult, Children

Lamotrigine - Dosage and How to Use

How should Lamotrigine be used?

  • Follow the instructions on your medicine label and take the medicine as prescribed by your doctor.
  • You may take this medicine with or without food.
  • Dispersible tablets can be chewed, swallowed whole or dispersed in room temperature water. To disperse the tablet, cover the tablet with one teaspoon of water and allow to dissolve. The entire amount should then be taken.
  • You may not experience any effect immediately after starting the medication as it may take up a few weeks before this medication works fully. You should continue to take your medicine regularly as instructed by your doctor even if you feel well. Stopping your medicine without telling your healthcare professional may cause your condition to become worse quickly.
  • Do not stop taking or adjust the dose of this medication without consulting your healthcare professional. Do not change brands or formulations of the medication without informing your healthcare professional.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only the usual dose. Do not double your dose or use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

What should I do if I overdose?

  • Updated on Tuesday, June 30, 2020
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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