LAMICTAL. 50 mg. 28 tablets
It is used to treat various types of epilepsy in children and adults.
Lamictal can be given as monotherapy (treatment with Lamictal) in adults and children over 12 years.
LAMICTAL. 50 mg. 28 tablets
Your medicine is called Lamictal and a pale yellow tablets with rounded edges. The tablets contain 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg or 200 mg of active substance lamotrigine (lamotrigine).
The tablets contain the following inactive ingredients necessary for the manufacture of the dosage form: lactose, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycolate, povidone, magnesium stearate and yellow iron oxide.
WHAT IT IS USED LAMICTAL
Lamictal be used in two different disease conditions - epilepsy and bipolar disorder .
It is used to treat various types of epilepsy in children and adults .
Lamictal can be given as monotherapy ( treatment with Lamictal) in adults and children over 12 years. It can also be used in combination with other anti-epileptic drugs , both in adults and children over 2 years of age .
After achieving control of disease in combination therapy concomitant antiepileptic drugs can be stopped while continuing monotherapy with lamotrigine.
Lamictal is used in adult patients with bipolar disorder to prevent extreme changes in mood - depression ( sadness / despair ) or mania (excitement / euphoria ) . Lamictal mainly prevents the occurrence of depressive moods.
Lamictal should not be used for the treatment of bipolar disorder in children under the age of 18 . Certain medicines for the treatment of depression in children and adolescents has been associated with thoughts and suicide attempts .
You should not take Lamictal:
• If you are allergic to lamotrigine or any of the other ingredients of Lamictal tablets. Before taking this medicine , ask yourself the following questions . If your answer to any of these questions is "Yes" or in the case that these issues have not been discussed with your doctor , contact your doctor before you start taking Lamictal.
• Have you received any rash during prior treatment with lamotrigine or other antiepileptinno medicine?
• Are you taking hormonal contraceptives (eg, birth control pill ) or hormone replacement therapy?
• Do you suffer from liver or kidney disease ?
• Are you pregnant , planning to become pregnant , breast-feeding you ?
• Do you suffer from Parkinson's disease ?
• Are you taking any medicines containing lamotrigine?
• Are you taking any other medicines for epilepsy or bipolar disorder ?
• Are you taking or have recently taken you other medicines , even those not prescribed by a doctor ?
HOW TO TAKE THIS MEDICINE
Please note that your doctor can give you directions that are different than those described below. It is important to take your medicine exactly as your doctor prescribes. If you are not sure, contact your doctor . The dosage that your doctor prescribes depends on whether you are taking other anti-epileptic drugs and what they are. This is especially important if you are taking a medicine containing valproate.
Typically Lamictal therapy initiated at a low dose that is increased slowly during the first weeks of treatment . Dose prescribed by your doctor will depend on other medicines you are taking and your response to treatment with Lamictal.
Do not increase the dose or frequency of administration of the drug to those prescribed by your doctor. During treatment with Lamictal may take other medicines. At the start or stop taking them , please follow the advice of the physician to change the number of tablets Lamictal, you need to take a day.
Should be monitored weight of children and change to change and dose of the drug.
Adults and children over 12 years:
The usual dosage for control of epilepsy is between 100 and 400 mg, in one or two daily. At the start of treatment with Lamictal doctor will prescribe a much lower dose of the aforementioned and gradually increase the dose over several weeks until the optimal dose to control the disease .
Children from 2 to 12 years:
The usual dosage for the control of epilepsy is between 1 and 15 mg per kilogram body weight of the child in one or two doses per day. At the start of treatment with Lamictal doctor will prescribe the child a much lower dose of the aforementioned and gradually increase the dose over several weeks until the optimal dose to control the disease . Not recommended Lamictal in children under 2 years of age.
If in children taking valproate, the initial daily dose of Lamictal of 2,5 mg to 5 mg, can be given a dispersible tablet Lamictal 5 mg every other day for the first two weeks . Lamictal should not be applied when the required dose is less than 2,5 mg per day . Lamictal should not be used for initiation of treatment in children weighing less than 17 kg. .
Do not interrupt suddenly taking the drug . Consult your doctor before. As with other antiepileptic drugs , abrupt discontinuation of Lamictal may provoke re- occurrence of seizures. Lamictal dose should be reduced gradually over at least 2 weeks, unless for safety reasons , such as severe skin reactions have not suddenly stop treatment .
Bipolar disorder :
Adults ( over 18 years): The usual dose to control bipolar disorder is between 100 and 400 mg, taken once daily or divided into two doses. In the beginning , when you start taking Lamictal, your doctor will prescribe a much lower dose than that it will gradually raising it within six weeks.
Children (under 18 years):
Lamictal is not recommended for the treatment of bipolar disorder, 18 years of age.
Discontinuation of Lamictal:
Although there are no known adverse effects of treatment with Lamictal, always consult with your doctor before stopping the drug.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :
Hormonal kontratseptnvi : If you are taking hormonal contraceptives ( birth control pill ) , your doctor may prescribe a higher maintenance dose of Lamictal, depending on how well your disease is influenced .
Kidney or liver :
If the person receiving Lamictal, there are problems with your kidneys or liver , your doctor may prescribe a lower dose depending on the severity of renal or hepatic impairment .
Take the tablets with some water. Do not chew .
If you forget to take a dose, do not worry. Take the dose as soon as you remember and then continue to the next dose accurately according to the preset time. If, however, the time until the next dose is less than 4 hours , wait until it occurs and adopts the next dose ! Do not take a double dose !
If you take too high a dose of Lamictal or if someone else by mistake take your medicine , contact your doctor or nearest hospital emergency department .
Re- initiation of treatment with Lamictal
Tell your doctor before you restart taking Lamictal, even if you stop taking this medicine for a few days .
Driving and using machines:
When the medicine is possible dizziness and double vision . Therefore , before you drive or operate machinery should determine how you affect treatment Lamictal. Response to treatment with antiepileptic products varies between patients. If you decide to perform tasks associated with driving or operating machinery , seek professional medical advice given the risk of the occurrence of epileptic attack during such activities.
Let your doctor as soon as possible if you become pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment with Lamictal. One reason for this is that in one study reported an increased risk of cleft lip or cleft palate associated with taking Lamictal during the first few months of pregnancy.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like any other drug , Lamictal can cause side effects. Most people taking this medicine does not cause problems.
If while taking Lamictal feel that you do not feel better or your condition begins to deteriorate immediately consult a doctor.
If you experience any of these symptoms , you should immediately tell your doctor because if you pass them without paying attention to them may follow more serious problems . ( It is known that some of these events occurred more frequently in children and parents should pay particular attention to this. )
• Unexpected skin reactions such as rash and / or inflammation of the mouth or eyes.
• Swelling of the face .
• Fever and symptoms similar to the flu, swollen lymph nodes or drowsiness.
• Increased fatigue, seemingly gratuitous bruising or bleeding, increased frequency of infectious diseases (eg common cold ) or inflammation of garloto.V rare cases of hepatic impairment .
Tell your doctor immediately if you develop any of these symptoms , regardless of whether they are related to feeling that make you ill or not:
• Pozhyltyavane skin .
• Itching .
• Abdominal pain and / or tightening of the abdominal muscles.
Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice any of the following
• Blurred vision , double vision , red eyes ( conjunctivitis) , dizziness, headache , fatigue , sleep disturbances , nausea or vomiting , diarrhea , hallucinations , back pain , joint pain , which can sometimes be accompanied by fever and / or complaints from the whole body ( lupus ) , increased irritability , aggression , agitation or confusion .
• Instability or loss of coordination while walking .
• If you have Parkinson's disease and worsening of symptoms such as shaking of hands and feet, eye rolling or chewing movements of the mouth.
• Unusual movements that you can not control such as twitching or shaking of the hands or feet , or rapid eye movement .
If you are taking Lamictal for epilepsy, can rarely identify more seizures than usual. Report as quickly as possible to your doctor if your seizures worsen or if you get a new type of seizures.
If you are taking Lamictal to prevent extreme mood swings may not feel the full effect of the treatment for a few weeks. Sometimes the symptoms of depression or bipolar disorder may include thoughts of harming or killing themselves. Tell your doctor immediately or go to the nearest hospital if you have any distressing thoughts or experiences at the beginning of treatment and at any time during treatment . Tell your doctor if you experience worsening of your condition or if other new symptoms during the course of treatment.
Tell your doctor if you notice any others not mentioned above side effects .
STORAGE OF LAMICTAL
Store the tablets at a temperature below 30 ° C.
Keep the medication in a dry place inaccessible to children.
Do not use the medicine after the expiry date shown on the packaging.
This medicine is only for you. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours .
This leaflet does not contain all information about the medicine. If you have any questions or are not sure , contact your doctor .