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Lametec Od 50 MG Tablet

Manufactured byCipla Ltd.
ContainsLamotrigine
Description

Lametec Od 50 MG Tablet is an anticonvulsant that is used alone or with other medications to treat seizures in patients suffering from epilepsy or Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (a severe form of childhood epilepsy characterized by recurrent seizures). It is also used to delay mood episodes in adult patients with bipolar I disorder.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Lametec Od 50 MG Tablet

  • Blurred or double vision
  • Loss of coordination
  • Skin rash
  • Difficulty in thinking
  • Dry mouth
  • Difficulty in speaking
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Weight loss

Uses of Lametec Od 50 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Epilepsy
  • Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
  • Bipolar I disorder
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe side effects such as dizziness, difficulty in concentration, impaired judgment, etc. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Lamotrigine or any other inactive ingredients present along with the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Suicidal thoughts

This medicine may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts upon treatment. Therefore, it should be used with caution, especially in patients suffering from depression or suicidal tendencies. Close monitoring of mood and behavior is necessary for such patients. Appropriate caregiver and patient counseling, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Skin reactions

This medicine should be used with caution since it may cause skin reactions like Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS), etc. in some patients. The treatment should be discontinued if any symptoms of a skin rash appear.

Blood cell count

This medicine may cause neutropenia, anemia, and aplastic anemia. Frequent monitoring of blood cell count is necessary. Any signs of low blood count should be reported to the doctor. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Withdrawal symptoms

Abrupt discontinuation of this medicine may increase the risk of severe adverse effects, especially if you have been using a high dose for a long duration. A gradual dose reduction is recommended to avoid these reactions. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Driving or operating machinery

This medicine may cause dizziness, blurred vision, or drowsiness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe side effects such as dizziness, difficulty in concentration, impaired judgment, etc. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Ethinyl Estradiol

Rifampicin

Valproic Acid

Pentazocine

Lithium

Disease interactions

Arrhythmias

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases and conduction abnormalities due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of the heart function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Aseptic meningitis

This medicine may aseptic meningitis in some patients upon therapy. Report any symptoms of neck rigidity, headache, and fever to the doctor immediately. Close monitoring of the clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver impairment due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Kidney disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from kidney impairment due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine with or without food. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesired side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by reducing the hyperexcitability of the brain cells to treat seizures.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Triazine anticonvulsants

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.6093.pdf

Lamotrigine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2020 [cited 13 May 2020]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00555

Lamotrigine: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2020 [cited 13 May 2020]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a695007.html

DailyMed - Lamotrigine tablet [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 13 May 2020]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=4b72ea7a-a0b0-4980-84ad-84f64e2e6368
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