Lamotrigine- Drug Detail Profile

Category of Drug Lamotrigine is a  Anticonvulsants/Antiepileptics drug
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Lamotrigine is used for
1. Partial seizures
2. Secondary generalised tonic-clonic seizures.
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms TABLETS
Contraindications 1. Child less than 12 years
2. Hypersensitivity
3. Severe hepatic and renal impairment.
Precautions1. Monitoring of liver and renal function
2. Abrupt withdrawal to be avoided
3. Pregnancy and lactation
4. Avoid in patients who need to undertake task requiring mental alertness
5. Patients taking sodium valproate. 
Adverse Effects1. 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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