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Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT

Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT

Manufacturer: Kivi Labs Ltd
Medicine composition: Lamotrigine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Table of Content

About Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT
When is Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT?
What are the side effects of Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT?
Key highlights of Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT
What are the substitutes for Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT?
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT approved?
What are the interactions for Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT?

Prescribed to control some types of seizures that may result due to epilepsy and treat bipolar disorder, Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT is meant for oral consumption. The drug is available in the form of regular tablets that have to be swallowed, tablets that can be chewed or those that dissolve in the mouth. Extended release tablets are also available.

Before starting the medication you should be aware of some of the common side effects of Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT. They are-

  • dizziness
  • feeling sleepy, or insomnia
  • headache, which may be accompanied with blurred or double vision
  • diarrhea
  • back pain
  • runny nose, sore throat and fever
  • skin rashes
  • anxiousness
  • Some serious side effects of Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT include rashes that can result in sores or blisters, multi-organ hypersensitivity which can lead to fever, acute pain in the muscles and yellowing of the skin. Behavioral changes may also result, which may include suicidal thoughts, panic attacks, anger, aggressiveness and restlessness.

    Patients should inform their doctor about the medication that they are already taking for other health problems before starting Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT. This is because certain drugs interfere with the effectiveness of Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT. for instance oral contraceptives reduces the level of Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT, thus affecting the action of the drug. HIV drugs as well as tuberculosis medicines have the same effect on Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT.

    The dosage of the drug prescribed may vary from individual to individual depending on the age, health condition, severity of the health problem, and reaction to the initial dose. Initially the doctor may begin with a 25 mg dose and increase it gradually. A dosage up to 300 mg can be taken according to the reaction to the medicine. In case of liver of kidney problems the doctor may prescribe the drug after conducting a thorough medical check-up.

Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT is used in the treatment of Epilepsy which is a brain disorder that causes repeated seizures. Uncontrolled jerking movements and loss of consciousness are some of the symptoms of Epilepsy.
Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT is used in the treatment of bipolar disorder. Unusual shifts in the mood like hyperactivity and tiredness are some of the symptoms of bipolar disorder.
Avoid if you have a known history of allergy to Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT.
In addition to its intended effect, Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Blurred or double vision Major Common
Loss of coordination Major Common
Skin rash Major Common
Anxiety Major Less Common
Depressed mood Major Less Common
Confusion Major Less Common
Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet Major Less Common
Flu-like symptoms Major Less Common
Headache Minor Common
Nausea or Vomiting Minor Common
Diarrhea Minor Less Common
Running Nose Minor Less Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 2 to 3 days.
What is the onset of action?
The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 1 to 1.5 hours for an immediate release tablet and 4 to 11 hours for an extended release tablet.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendency has been reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Rpg Life Sciences Ltd
Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Indswift Laboratories Ltd
Missed Dose instructions
If you miss a dose of Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Overdose instructions
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
India
United States
Japan
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Depression Major
Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT should be given with caution in the patients with depression and suicidal thoughts. Frequent monitoring of depression symptoms is necessary. Dose adjustments are to be made based on the outcomes in the patient.
Aseptic meningitis Moderate
Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT may increase the risk of aseptic meningitis. Any symptoms of neck rigidity, headache and fever should be reported to the doctor immediately. Discontinue the treatment until the cause is identified.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol Moderate
Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it increases the risk of side effects like dizziness, difficulty in concentration. Do not perform activities that require mental alertness like driving or operating machinery.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Ethinyl Estradiol Moderate
The desired effect of Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT may not be observed if taken with oral contraceptives. The dose of Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT should be adjusted to achieve better seizure control. Any symptoms of worsening of seizures should be reported to the doctor.
Rifampin Moderate
The desired effect of Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT may not be observed if taken with rifampin. The dose of Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT should be adjusted to achieve better seizure control. Any symptoms of worsening of seizures should be reported to the doctor.
Valporic Acid Major
Concomitant use of these medications may increase the risk of serious skin reactions. Any symptoms of skin rash, itching should be reported to the doctor. An alternative medication should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Popular Questions & Answers

Is lamotrigine used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder? How to get rid of OCD naturally.

MS - Counselling & Psychotherapy, Master of Arts In Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology & English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
Hi! If you are suffering from OCD definitely you can overcome naturally also. Either undergo treatment from a Professional Psychologist at your locality or online Psychologist for the same. If you are interested you can contact me either through text chat or online consultation yes you are most welcome. No worries. Nature has given many solutions and ways to solve the problem, but if you cannot find one, definitely you need to seek a Professional help.

Please tell remedy for bipolar sever I need I am overweight also from past 2 years I have got to know that allopathy is best for curing bipolar severe depression.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Please tell  remedy for bipolar sever I need I am overweight also from past 2 years I have got to know that allopathy...
Lamotrigine which your taking is good for bipolar depression, if the symptoms are not under control, consult a psychiatrist. There are alternatives as well. All the best.

Popular Health Tips

Seizures - 3 Ways It Can Be Treated!

MCh - Neurosurgery, MS-General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Delhi
Seizures - 3 Ways It Can Be Treated!

The primary aim of the treatment in patients suffering from seizure is leasing a seizure-free life without giving way to any adverse effects. This goal can be accomplished in over 60 percent people with the help of anticonvulsants. Some patients also experience adverse effects since they suffer from a seizure which is refractory to medical therapy. Here are some of the common treatment options for seizures:

  1. Monotherapy: Sometimes, monotherapy is given as it reduces the chance of all sorts of adverse effects and even avoids drug interactions. Moreover, this type of treatment approach is much less expensive than polytherapy since many older generation of the anticonvulsant agent comprises of hepatic enzyme which is responsible for reducing the serum level of the concomitant drug which leads to an increase in the dosage level of such medicines.
  2. Social And vocational rehabilitation: People suffering from problems in psychosocial adjustments after the diagnosis may also need social and vocational rehabilitation. Many physicians do not pay enough attention to the consequences that an epilepsy diagnosis may leave on the patient. For instance, people with epilepsy may have a fear of experiencing next attack of seizure and they may be unable to work at heights or drive.
  3. Consulting an expert: It is important to refer patients with intractable spells to epileptologist or neurologist for subsequent workup. A neurosurgical consultation may also be needed when the patient has to be treated surgically.

Importance of anticonvulsant therapy

Patients who have had already suffered from recurrent attacks of unprovoked seizure may need treatment with an anticonvulsant. This treatment is not recommended until the person has risk factors for suffering from the problem yet again. The primary means of treating seizure is anticonvulsant therapy where the most suitable drug is chosen based on accurate diagnosis of the syndrome as a response to specific anticonvulsants may vary from one patient to another. The difference in response may reflect the various pathophysiologic mechanisms in different types of seizures.

Types of anticonvulsant therapy
Some of the anticonvulsant therapy medication may have multiple action mechanism while some have an only single mechanism of action. Some of the most common variants of the therapy include:

  1. Neuronal potassium channel referred to as KCNQ opener
  2. Blockers of unique binding sites such as perampanel, gabapentin, and levetiracetam
  3. H-current modulators such as lamotrigine and gabapentin
  4. Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors such as zonisamide and topiramate
  5. Alpha-amino 3-hydroxy 5-methyl 4-isoxazole propionic acid receptor blockers like topiramate and perampanel.
  6. N and L-calcium channel blockers like zonisamide, valproate, topiramate, and lamotrigine

Even though there are so many types of drugs available, all of them cannot be used for the treatment of seizures. Doctors would evaluate the condition thoroughly before prescribing a medication that can be helpful in reducing the severity of the condition.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Bipolar Disorder - Symptoms And Diagnosis

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Diploma in Psychological Medicine , MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Bipolar Disorder - Symptoms And Diagnosis

Bipolar disorder is also known as manic depression. This usually sets in low and high moods in a person along with changes in energy and sleep.

People with bipolar disorder tend to have periodical changes; sometimes they are over happy and other times they might feel sad, depressed and hopeless. Between these changes they are normal. The highs and lows are considered as extreme poles of moods, thus the name bipolar disorder.

Manic term is used when a person with bipolar disorder is highly excited and feels confident. Also, feelings of irritability and recklessness along with irrationality might occur. Some people with mania might have a hallucinations that is they see and hear things that are not there, along with delusions.

The term hypomania is used to describe mild symptoms of mania, in which a person does not have hallucinations and delusions and the symptoms do not interfere with their daily life. Similarly, the term depressive is used to describe a person's time when they feel depressed or sad.

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

  • The highs and lows in a bipolar disorder do not follow any set pattern. One might feel manic or depressed for hours or days or weeks, months and even years together, before they actually switch to a happy mood. The severity depends from person to person and also changes with time by becoming less or more severe.
  • Symptoms of mania or the high are extreme excitement, change from being happy to angry and irritable along with restlessness, speech is rapid with low concentration, less sleep and increased energy, grand plans, alcohol and drug abuse and impulsiveness.
  • Symptoms of low or depressive phase are lethargy, worthlessness, feeling of sadness and hopelessness, lowered concentration, irritability, loss of sleep or excessive sleeping, loss of appetite and suicidal tendencies.

Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder

  • In case someone exhibits symptoms of bipolar disorder, then talking to a psychiatrist or a doctor helps. Doctors ask questions related to the mental illness and the associated concerns. Diagnosis is basically recognizing the symptoms of the person, whether they are due to some underlying cause or mood swings because of excessive alcohol. The symptoms have to be noted and the duration, for which they last along with the severity should all be noted. The most obvious symptoms are that of lows and highs in mood and changes in behavior, energy, sleep and thoughts.
  • Consulting a doctor or talking to family and friends helps to differentiate the symptoms of bipolar disorder from unipolar disorder.

Treatment

  • Medicines that have mood stabilizers, such as lamotrigine, valproate, lithium, carbamazepine and antipsychotics such as olanzapine, quetiapine should be taken. Psychotherapy is also recommended.
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Bipolar Disorder: Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment

M.D Psychiatry , DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Bipolar Disorder: Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment

Bipolar disorder is also known as manic depression. This usually sets in low and high moods in a person along with changes in energy and sleep.

People with bipolar disorder tend to have periodical changes; sometimes they are over happy and other times they might feel sad, depressed and hopeless. Between these changes they are normal. The highs and lows are considered as extreme poles of moods, thus the name bipolar disorder.

Manic term is used when a person with bipolar disorder is highly excited and feels confident. Also, feelings of irritability and recklessness along with irrationality might occur. Some people with mania might have a hallucinations that is they see and hear things that are not there, along with delusions.

The term hypomania is used to describe mild symptoms of mania, in which a person does not have hallucinations and delusions and the symptoms do not interfere with their daily life. Similarly, the term depressive is used to describe a person's time when they feel depressed or sad.

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

  • The highs and lows in a bipolar disorder do not follow any set pattern. One might feel manic or depressed for hours or days or weeks, months and even years together, before they actually switch to a happy mood. The severity depends from person to person and also changes with time by becoming less or more severe.
  • Symptoms of mania or the high are extreme excitement, change from being happy to angry and irritable along with restlessness, speech is rapid with low concentration, less sleep and increased energy, grand plans, alcohol and drug abuse and impulsiveness.
  • Symptoms of low or depressive phase are lethargy, worthlessness, feeling of sadness and hopelessness, lowered concentration, irritability, loss of sleep or excessive sleeping, loss of appetite and suicidal tendencies.

Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder

  • In case someone exhibits symptoms of bipolar disorder, then talking to a psychiatrist or a doctor helps. Doctors ask questions related to the mental illness and the associated concerns. Diagnosis is basically recognizing the symptoms of the person, whether they are due to some underlying cause or mood swings because of excessive alcohol. The symptoms have to be noted and the duration, for which they last along with the severity should all be noted. The most obvious symptoms are that of lows and highs in mood and changes in behavior, energy, sleep and thoughts.
  • Consulting a doctor or talking to family and friends helps to differentiate the symptoms of bipolar disorder from unipolar disorder.

Treatment

  • Medicines that have mood stabilizers, such as lamotrigine, valproate, lithium, carbamazepine and antipsychotics such as olanzapine, quetiapine should be taken. Psychotherapy is also recommended. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.
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Bipolar Disorder - What It Means

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist,
Bipolar Disorder - What It Means

Bipolar disorder is also known as manic depression. This usually sets in low and high moods in a person along with changes in energy and sleep.

People with bipolar disorder tend to have periodical changes; sometimes they are over happy and other times they might feel sad, depressed and hopeless. Between these changes they are normal. The highs and lows are considered as extreme poles of moods, thus the name bipolar disorder.

Manic term is used when a person with bipolar disorder is highly excited and feels confident. Also, feelings of irritability and recklessness along with irrationality might occur. Some people with mania might have a hallucinations that is they see and hear things that are not there, along with delusions.

The term hypomania is used to describe mild symptoms of mania, in which a person does not have hallucinations and delusions and the symptoms do not interfere with their daily life. Similarly, the term depressive is used to describe a person's time when they feel depressed or sad.

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

  • The highs and lows in a bipolar disorder do not follow any set pattern. One might feel manic or depressed for hours or days or weeks, months and even years together, before they actually switch to a happy mood. The severity depends from person to person and also changes with time by becoming less or more severe.
  • Symptoms of mania or the high are extreme excitement, change from being happy to angry and irritable along with restlessness, speech is rapid with low concentration, less sleep and increased energy, grand plans, alcohol and drug abuse and impulsiveness.
  • Symptoms of low or depressive phase are lethargy, worthlessness, feeling of sadness and hopelessness, lowered concentration, irritability, loss of sleep or excessive sleeping, loss of appetite and suicidal tendencies.

Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder

  • In case someone exhibits symptoms of bipolar disorder, then talking to a psychiatrist or a doctor helps. Doctors ask questions related to the mental illness and the associated concerns. Diagnosis is basically recognizing the symptoms of the person, whether they are due to some underlying cause or mood swings because of excessive alcohol. The symptoms have to be noted and the duration, for which they last along with the severity should all be noted. The most obvious symptoms are that of lows and highs in mood and changes in behavior, energy, sleep and thoughts.
  • Consulting a doctor or talking to family and friends helps to differentiate the symptoms of bipolar disorder from unipolar disorder.

Treatment

  • Medicines that have mood stabilizers, such as lamotrigine, valproate, lithium, carbamazepine and antipsychotics such as olanzapine, quetiapine should be taken. Psychotherapy is also recommended.

Related Tip: "5 Signs That You Or Your Loved One May Have Bi Polar Disorder"

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Managing EPILEPSY in WOMEN

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Hyderabad
Managing EPILEPSY in WOMEN

Epilepsy is a common illness and therefore, we commonly encounter women with epilepsy (WWE), who are either pregnant or contemplating pregnancy. There are a lot of apprehensions and misconceptions regarding managing epilepsy in this group of WWE. Here, I wish to highlight some of the important aspects of managing epilepsy in women who are planning a pregnancy or are currently pregnant.

1. If a woman is seizure-free for at least two years, she can consider withdrawing anti-epileptic drugs (aeds) under the supervision of neurologist, and then plan for pregnancy.

2. If a woman has seizures, it is better to continue aeds during pregnancy, as the risk to the baby is several times higher with seizures, as compared to that with aeds.

3. Sodium valproate has the highest risk to the developing baby, and it should be avoided in pregnancy.

4. Aeds such as levetiracetam, lamotrigine, oxcarbazepine, topiramate, etc are safe and may be continued during pregnancy.

5. The lowest effective dose of aed should be used.

6. Try to use only a single anti-epileptic drug, if possible.

7. Folic acid vitamin supplements should be used in pregnancy.

8. The dose of anti-epileptic medication may have to be increased during the last three months of pregnancy.

9. Ct scan of the brain should be avoided, as far as possible, during pregnancy, as radiation exposure due to it may harm the baby.

10. Mri brain is reasonably safe for baby, especially after the first three months of pregnancy. So, if needed, it may be performed.


 

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Table of Content

About Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT
When is Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT?
What are the side effects of Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT?
Key highlights of Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT
What are the substitutes for Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT?
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT approved?
What are the interactions for Lamiace 50 MG Tablet DT?