- Sodium Valproate
- Sodium Valproate–Valproic Acid
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Lamitrin* used for?
Generic for Lamitrin* (Lamotrigine) is an anti-epileptic medication prescribed to control seizures in people with epilepsy. Generic for Lamitrin* is used alone or in combination with other medicines to treat seizures. It is also used to treat severe childhood epilepsy (Lennox–Gastaut syndrome) as well as prevent mood swings in adults with bipolar disorder. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Lamitrin*?
The dosage of Generic for Lamitrin* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Generic for Lamitrin* can be taken with or without food.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Lamitrin*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Lamitrin* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Lamitrin*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Lamitrin*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Lamitrin*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Lamitrin*
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Lamitrin*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Lamitrin* can interact with muscle relaxants, narcotic pain relievers, and other seizure medications.
Also, tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks containing caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Lamitrin*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Lamitrin* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Lamitrin* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Lamitrin* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Lamitrin* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Lamitrin* can cause side effects such as mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, blurred vision, headache, insomnia, and stuffy nose. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Lamitrin*
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Lamitrin*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Lamitrin* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Lamitrin*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Lamitrin*?
How will Generic for Lamitrin* work in my body?
How should Generic for Lamitrin* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Lamitrin* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Lamitrin* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.