Lamitor DT (Lamotrigine)
What is Lamitor DT (Lamotrigine) used for?
Lamitor DT (Lamotrigine) is an oral anti-epileptic medication prescribed to prevent partial seizures in adults with epilepsy. It operates by blocking certain nerve impulses in the brain that lead to seizures to prevent them from occurring. This action may also make the medication useful for treating Lennox-Gastaut syndrome or depressive episodes affecting patients with bipolar affective disorder. Your doctor may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Lamitor DT (Lamotrigine)?
Lamitor DT (Lamotrigine) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to ensure the safest and most effective results from treatment. Your individual dosage and frequency of administration will be determined according to your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is suggested before use if you experience nausea. Do not change the form of the tablets by crushing or splitting them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Lamitor DT (Lamotrigine)?
Lamitor DT (Lamotrigine) may lead to side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects possibly requiring immediate medical attention are fever, flu symptoms, severe headaches, swollen glands, chest pain, irregular heartbeats, trouble breathing, sensitive skin, easier bruising, increased frequency of seizures, or the first sign of a skin rash. Inform your doctor as soon as you experience any serious side effects to make sure the correct alterations are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop more health problems from occurring.
Lamitor DT (Lamotrigine) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to lamotrigine, or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also disclose if you have Parkinson`s disease, decreased liver function, kidney failure, or a history of allergic reactions caused by anti-epileptic medications. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring alterations to your regimen.
Strictly use Lamitor DT (Lamotrigine) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Lamitor DT (Lamotrigine) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.