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Lamictal (Lamotrigine)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Lamictal25 mg
Lamictal100 mg
Lamictal150 mg

Generic Equivalent of Lamictal

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Lamotrigine25 mg
Lamotrigine100 mg
Lamotrigine150 mg
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Is A Prescription Required To Purchase Lamictal?

A Prescription is required to acquire Lamictal from licensed online pharmacies Canadawide.

What Is The Drug Lamictal Used For?

Lamictal is used for the treatment of certain type of seizures (partial seizures, primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures, generalized seizures of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome) along with other medications in patients of age 2 years or above. It is also used alone when changing other medicines used to treat partial seizures in patients of age 16 years or above. Lamictal is also indicated for long-term treatment of Bipolar I Disorder to lengthen the time between mood episodes in patients of age 18 years or above who have been treated for mood episodes with other medicine.

How Does Lamictal Work in the Body?

Lamictal (Lamotrigine) works by affecting the chemicals in the brain that are involved in sending signals to the nerves Lamictal helps in controlling epileptic seizures.

What Is The Generic Form Of Lamictal?

The generic form of Lamictal is Lamotrigine and is manufactured by Mylan.

How Is Lamictal Supplied and Stored?

Lamictal is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline Inc. It is supplied in the dosage forms of 25 mg and 100 mg (in bottles of 100 tablets) and 150mg (in bottles of 60 tablets).

The generic form of Lamictal (Lamotrigine) is available in the dosage form of 25 mg, 100 mg and 150 mg in quantities of 100 tablets.

The medication should be stored at room temperature between 15°C and 30°C, in a dry place protected from light. It should be kept out of sight and reach of children.

What Is the Cost of Lamictal?

Our verified online pharmacy is pleased to offer you the Lamictal 25 mg at an unbeatable price of $139 for a supply of 200 tablets, which is $0.70 per unit. The generic 25 mg Lamictal (Lamotrigine) tablet is available at a price of $25 for a quantity of 100 tablets, which is $0.25 per unit. It is best to compare the prices of drugs online at edrugsearch or Pharmacychecker.Com.

Is Lamictal Used For Anxiety?

The medication Lamictal is indicated for the treatment of epileptic seizures and bipolar I disorder. It is not approved by FDA for the treatment of anxiety disorders.

Can Lamictal Be Used To Treat Depression?

Lamictal is most commonly used to treat depressive episodes in patients with bipolar disorder. It is prescribed for patients who have not had their depression adequately controlled by other anti-depressants or mood stabilizers.

Can Lamictal Make You Gain Weight?

Weight gain has been observed as a side effect with the use of Lamictal, although bipolar disorder itself can lead to weight gain due to change in your appetite or your metabolism.

Can Lamictal Make You Tired?

At the start of the treatment, Lamictal can make you feel tired and drowsy. However, these side effects will pass as you continue to take the drug.

How Should I Take Lamictal?

Take the medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Lamictal can be taken with or without food. It should be swallowed as a whole and not crushed or chewed. Do not change the dose or stop the medication abruptly without consulting your doctor.

What Are The Symptoms Of Lamictal Withdrawal?

The most common symptoms associated with the discontinuation of Lamictal are rash, nausea, vomiting, headache, seizures, moodiness, loss of focus, body tingling and other sensory effects.

Can You Drink Alcohol While Taking Lamictal?

Although drinking alcohol is not prohibited when you take Lamictal but drinking can increase your side effects from this medication. Drinking alcohol can also directly worsen the symptoms of bipolar disorder. Talk to your doctor about drinking alcohol with Lamictal. The best option is not to drink alcohol at all.

What Should I Avoid While Taking Lamictal?

Patients who have uncontrolled epilepsy should not drive or operate machinery. Lamictal can cause dizziness, poor coordination, double vision and blurred vision. Before doing tasks that need special attention, wait until you know how Lamictal affects you.

How is Lamictal Metabolized in Body?

The drug is extensively metabolized in the liver by and has a half-life 33 hours.

How Safe Is Lamictal?

A small number of patients who take Lamictal can develop an allergic reaction or a serious skin reaction which may later turn into more serious problems such as organ failure if not treated on time. There also have been reports of suicidal behavior (including suicidal thoughts and suicidal attempts) in patients who are treated with anti-epileptic medicines such as Lamictal. If you have any of these thoughts, contact your healthcare professional. Seizures in some types of epilepsy can worsen or happen more frequently while you are taking Lamictal. If you experience a severe seizure while taking Lamictal, then contact your doctor immediately.

What Are The Possible Side Effects of Lamictal?

Like all other medications, Lamictal can also cause side effects. Most common side effects include double and blurred vision, headache, dizziness, tremors, poor coordination, nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, pain in your neck, abdomen and joints, fatigue, weakness, difficulty sleeping, sleepiness or drowsiness, nasal congestion, skin rash, aggression, agitation, and irritability. Rare side effects include severe skin reactions with symptoms of skin rashes or redness developing into major rash with blisters and peeling of skin, particularly around the mouth, nose, eyes and genitals, sore mouth or eyes, a high temperature (fever), flu-like symptoms or drowsiness, choreoathetesis with symptoms such as abnormal uncontrollable muscle movements involving the face, eyes, neck, trunk, arms or legs, conjunctivitis with symptoms such as itchy eyes with discharge and crusty eyelids, aseptic meningitis with symptoms such as fever, nausea, vomiting, headache, stiff neck and extreme sensitivity to bright light. Very rare side effects include hallucinations, nightmares, liver and blood problems with symptoms such as yellowing of skin, itching, abdominal pain, tenderness, feeling tired, unexpected bleeding or bruising or the fingers turning blue, sore throat, more infections like cold than usual, lymphadenopathy with symptoms of swelling of the face or swollen glands in the neck, armpits or groin, serious blood clotting disorder with symptoms such as unexpected or prolonged bleeding, including from your gums or nose; blood in your urine; and unexpected bruising, including in the form of small dots on the skin, thoughts of suicide. These are not all the side effects of Lamictal. In case you experience any unexpected effect, immediately contact your doctor.

When Should You Not Take Lamictal?

Do not take Lamictal if you are allergic to lamotrigine or any other ingredients in Lamictal.

What Should You Tell Your Doctor Before taking Lamictal?

Before you start taking Lamictal, be sure to tell your doctor if you:
  • Ever had an allergic reaction to Lamictal or any of its ingredients
  • Ever developed a rash during previous treatment with lamotrigine or with any anti-epileptic drug
  • Have ever developed meningitis after taking lamotrigine
  • Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. There is a risk of malformations such as cleft lip or cleft palate with use of Lamictal in first few months of pregnancy. Taking folic acid during pregnancy can be considered if you need to take Lamictal in pregnancy. However, discuss this with your doctor before taking Lamictal while being pregnant.
  • Are breastfeeding. Lamictal passes into breast milk and may cause side effects in the baby. If you and your doctor take a decision to breastfeed your baby while taking Lamictal, then carefully monitor your baby for symptoms of troubled breathing, episodes of temporarily stopped breathing, sleepiness or poor sucking. Call your baby’s doctor if you notice any of these problems.
  • Are taking any other prescription or over the counter medications including birth control pills or other female hormone products
  • Have liver, kidney or heart disease or other medical problems
  • Consume alcohol on a regular basis

What Medicines Can Interact With Lamictal?

It is important to tell your healthcare professional about all other medicines that you have taken recently including any kind of supplements and non-prescription drugs.

Medicines which interact with Lamictal include:
  • Valproic acid (valproate) (a medicine used for the treatment of epilepsy or bipolar disorder)
  • Carbamazepine, phenytoin, phenobarbital, primidone (medicines for the treatment of epilepsy
  • Risperidone (anti-psychotic medication)
  • Rifampin (an antibiotic used to treat leprosy, tuberculosis)
  • Procainamide (antiarrhythmic medication)
  • Metformin (anti-diabetic medicine)
  • Combination of lopinavir and ritonavir, or atazanavir and ritonavir (anti-viral medicines)
  • Birth control pills or other female hormonal products

Where Can I Buy Lamictal Online?

If prescribed by your healthcare professional, Lamictal can be bought directly from Canadian Online Pharmacy. You will not have to wait to start your therapy due to the swift shipping service provided by us.

How Is Lamictal Delivered?

The standard delivery fee is $10.00. The orders are usually shipped in 2-3 working days after the processing of the order. The medication package is delivered by regular mail within 10-14 business days after it has been shipped.

For further information and aid, you can contact our Customer Service at 1877-240-4438 or email us at customerservice@canadawidepharmacy.com.

References:

1. https://ca.gsk.com/media/529318/lamictal.pdf
2. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2009/020241s037s038,020764s030s031lbl.pdf
3. https://www.verywellmind.com/lamictal-and-anxiety-380251
4. https://www.livestrong.com/article/29441-lamictal-work-depression/
5. https://www.healthline.com/health/bipolar-disorder/lamictal-alcohol
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