Lamotrigine is a medicinal drug used as the main active ingredient in medication used in the treatment of bipolar diseases or epilepsy. It has antiepileptic and analgesic properties. This active component enhances the action of gamma-aminobutyric acid and inhibits neurotransmitter. This may result in a reduction of pain-related transmission of signals along nerve fibers. This agent also inhibits voltage-gated sodium channels and suppresses glutamate release.
Class of Drugs – Antiepileptic drug
Molecular Formula – C9H7Cl2N5
Molecular Weight – 256.09 g/mol
Working: In the treatment of epilepsy, this active component decreases the release of a substance in the brain known as glutamate. This process also prevents the neurons in the brain from becoming too active. It results in decreased seizures. In the treatment of bipolar disorder, given medication might affect certain receptors in the brain that help control the mood. This also decreases the number of mood swings.
Uses: This mentioned medicine is an active component approved to prevent and control seizures. It can be used to help prevent the extreme mood swings of bipolar disorder in adults. Lamotrigine is an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug works by restoring the balance of certain natural substances in the brain.
This medicine is not recommended to use in children younger than 2 years due to an increased risk of side effects.
Popular Brands and Dosages: Given active ingredient is used in popular brand medication as mentioned below:
- Lamictal: 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg, and 100 mg
- Lamictal ODT: 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg, and 100 mg
Medicines composed of Lamotrigine is not recommended for nursing mothers, it may harm nursing infant.