Lamotrigine- Drug Detail Profile

Category of DrugLamotrigine is a  Anticonvulsants/Antiepileptics
Mechanism of Action 
IndicationsLamotrigine is used for
1. Paral seizures
2. Secondary generalized Seizers
3. Tonic-clonic seizures
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms TABLETS
Contraindications 1. A child less than 12 years
2. Hypersensitivity
3. Severe hepatic and renal impairment.
Precautions 1. Monitoring of liver and renal function
2. Abrupt withdrawal to be avoided
3. Pregnancy
4. Lactation
5. Avoid in patients who need to undertake task requiring mental alertness
6. Patients taking sodium valproate.
Adverse Effects 1. Skin eruptions
2. Nausea
3. vomiting
4. headache
5. toxic epidermal necrosis
6. Hepatotoxicity
7. Leucopenia
8. Thrombocytopenia
9. Confusion
10. Hallucination.
Pregnancy Category C

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