Lamitor 100 MG Tablet
Prescribed to control some types of seizures that may result due to epilepsy and treat bipolar disorder, Lamitor 100 MG Tablet 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 Lamitor 100 MG Tablet. They are-
- feeling sleepy, or insomnia
- headache, which may be accompanied with blurred or double vision
- back pain
- runny nose, sore throat and fever
- skin rashes
Some serious side effects of Lamitor 100 MG Tablet 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 Lamitor 100 MG Tablet. This is because certain drugs interfere with the effectiveness of Lamitor 100 MG Tablet. for instance oral contraceptives reduces the level of Lamitor 100 MG Tablet, thus affecting the action of the drug. HIV drugs as well as tuberculosis medicines have the same effect on Lamitor 100 MG Tablet.
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.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Psychiatrist before using this medicine.
- hyperactivity and tiredness are some of the symptoms of bipolar disorder.
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 Lamitor 100 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Missed Dose instructionsIf you miss a dose of Lamitor 100 MG Tablet, 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 instructionsSeek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Lamitor 100 MG Tablet belongs to the class anticonvulsant. It works by reducing the excitation of the brain cells by inhibiting the sodium channels and stabilizes the neuronal membranes thus inhibits the repetitive firing of brain cells.
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
DepressionLamitor 100 MG Tablet 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 meningitisLamitor 100 MG Tablet 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
AlcoholConsumption 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
LabInformation not available.
Interaction with Food
FoodInformation not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Ethinyl EstradiolThe desired effect of Lamitor 100 MG Tablet may not be observed if taken with oral contraceptives. The dose of Lamitor 100 MG Tablet should be adjusted to achieve better seizure control. Any symptoms of worsening of seizures should be reported to the doctor.
RifampinThe desired effect of Lamitor 100 MG Tablet may not be observed if taken with rifampin. The dose of Lamitor 100 MG Tablet should be adjusted to achieve better seizure control. Any symptoms of worsening of seizures should be reported to the doctor.
Valporic AcidConcomitant 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.
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