Active Ingredient: Active ingredient in this medicine is Lamotrigine. This active component is a synthetic phenyltriazine that has antiepileptic and analgesic properties. It acts by enhancing the action of gamma-aminobutyric acid, an inhibitory neurotransmitter that leads to a reduction of pain-related transmission of signals along nerve fibers. It also inhibits voltage-gated sodium channels, suppresses glutamate release, and inhibit serotonin reuptake. It is used as antiseizure medicine.
Indications: Given medication is indicated alone or with other medications to help prevent or control seizures or epilepsy. It can also be used to help prevent the extreme mood swings of bipolar disorder in adults. Lamictal ODT should not be used in children younger than 2 years; it may increase the risk of side effects.
Action Mechanism: The exact mechanism of action of this medicine is not known. This effective medicine works to prevent the extreme mood swings caused due to bipolar disorder in adults. Lamictal ODT is an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug that restores the balance of certain natural substances present in the brain.
Dosages: This mentioned anticonvulsant medication is available in a dosage as given below:
- 100 mg: It must be taken with or without food, 1 to 2 times a day or as directed by the doctor
Children are a greater risk for skin rashes while consuming this medicine. Since birth control pills, patches, implants, and injections may not work if consumed with this drug.