Lamotrigine

FDA Approved: * June 17, 2003
Pharm Company: * TEVA
Category: Anticonvulsant

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Lamotrigine Overview

Lamotrigine, originally marketed as Lamictal and available under many brands worldwide,[1] is an anticonvulsant drug used in the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder. It is also used off-label as an adjunct in treating clinical depression.[2] For epilepsy, it is used to treat focal seizures, primary and secondary tonic-clonic seizures, and seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Like many other anticonvulsant medications, lamotrigine also seems to act as an effective mood stab...

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Epitec and brutal honesty
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I had a meltdown, was diagnosed with Bipolar II disorder. On Epitec 50mg. Dose was adjusted to 75mg on the 26th of March. I find myself to be brutally honest. In the past I would beat around the bush not hurting feelings. I am confrontational in an adult way, but don't allow myself to be controlled by anyone. I can see how my too directness affects my husband. In the past he used to say I cannot make up my mind and he would suggest choices which I accept. Now I would clearly say no or be rebellious. It's like he thinks I am ungrateful. He is supportive but he cannot handle the new me. I am so desperate for an explanation. ## This class of medications can cause a personality change in some people, according to NIH reports. While being direct can be a good thing, I can see where i...
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Effects of Lamotrigene
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Last June I started coming off Lamotrigine. I was on 125mg per day to stabilize my moods. I suffer from anxiety, depression, ocd, bpd, It did help at the start and pushed me to do things, but then it would wear off and I was told to keep increasing, but it started to affect my liver, my depression got worse, sweating, jewelry going black, and a few other things and I wanted to come off it. I slowly decreased it but as I was I started to get the shakes, upper torso and hands. The psychiatrist put me on Zyprexa to help with the withdrawals and also Benztropine for the shaking/tremours. I was having too many suicidal thoughts so I came off Zyprexa, but I still had the shakes. The doctor then put me on Valdoxan (Antidepressant) but that ended up putting me on the couch and I couldn't do...
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Northstar Rx
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Has anyone had problems with lamotrigine (generic Lamictal) manufactured by Northstar Rx ## My pharmacy changed my Teva brand of Lamotrigine to North Star brand. Has anyone noticed a difference with the difference switching brands? ## Yes. I take lamotrigine for bi-polar depression. I have found that the Northstar version of the drug doesn't work. I took it and my mood crashed. Then I got back on the Teva made lamotrigine, and my mood stabilized. I believe the Northstar product in effective. Try to get your prescribing physician to write "Teva - DAW" on your script. ## My original Hyzaar was refilled by mail with Losartan Hctz 100 by Northstar and I think I'm having serious side effects that I just now attribute to the bp med. My legs are cramping; hip joints hurt; panti...
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Epitec side effects
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I have been taking Epitec 25mg for almost 2 weeks now and am due to start the 50mg soon. I am reluctant to do so as I have not been sleeping well since I started using using them and also have a slight headache all the time, further more I feel quite aggressive. Please tell me whether this is normal or should I discontinue to use them? regards ## Epitec contains the active ingredient Lamotrigine, this is an anticonvulsant that is also used as a mood stabilizer. The symptoms you listed are all normal side effects, you may also experience: nausea, nightmares and mouth ulcers. Side effects, however, should start to taper off, as your body gets used to the medication, but this could take several weeks and they may become more pronounced for awhile, when you increase your dosage. If they are...
Updated 12 days ago.
 
accidental consumption of lamotrigine 100 mg with tramadol
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My pharmacy mixed some ZC 80 Lamotrigine pills in with my Tramadol prescription! How does Lamotrigine 100 mg affect someone who does not take this drug?
Updated 13 days ago.
 
Lamotrigine side effects
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I have been taking this medicine for the last 9 months. Whenever my dose is increased above 100mg i am facing body aches. Please advise. ## It is normal to experience side effects when your dosage is raised, because your body has to adjust to the new amount of the medication. Body aches and muscle cramps are both normal side effects of the medication, you may also experience nausea, abdominal pain and back pain. Read more: Are there any questions or comments? ## I've been taking Lamotrigine for 20 years. I switched insurance companies and now fill my prescription somewhere else. I've never had allergies before but now i have bumps all over my body. My doctor thinks it's because my medication was from a different manufacturer. Is this possible?
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side effects epitec
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i am bipolar 2 or so they say. I have been taking epiec 200 and rispadol. I have lost the will to live without the depression of caurse and i have become a angry horibal person that no one can be around. I have shakes in the head and tieredness that is so not me. I have started to reducing the meds and is on 50 now. I am feeling much better and the old me is returning. Why do people think epitec is such a wonder drug. ## Epitec contains the active ingredient Lamotrigine. Risperdal contains the active ingredient Risperidone. That said, they can both cause the types of effects you experienced and this may have been compounded if you were taking them both at the same time. Have you spoken to your doctor about this problem? ## My daughter has been on Epitec for months now. She started with ...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Cipla Lamotrigine
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Wondering how the Cipla Lamotrigine worked for others at the 150 mg dosage? I have seen many that liked the brand Teva. ## It can vary from person to person, the only way to know if it will work well for you is by trying it. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings, and weight changes. Have you tried taking it, yet?
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Trying to figure out how to know the rules of the forum
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I would like some feedback on some meds I get from my psychiatrist and to hear from other people about how they have reacted to them. For example, I was given lamotrigine and told it was for my anxiety but I had another psychiatrist tell me this is a bipolar med? My first doctor didn't mention anything about possibly treating me for bipolar disorder. Has this happened to anyone else? I would also like to become a regular member and learn the rules; get past becoming a "newbie" so I can learn the rules and intricacies of what you all share here. ;) ## Lamotrigine is an anticonvulsant that can also work as a mood stabilizer, so it doesn't necessarily have to be prescribed just for bipolar disorder, it can be used to treat many mental health conditions. It is approved to tr...
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Lamotrigine - feelings of insecurity and despair
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Pending a formal diagnosis (one psychiatrist felt I was low-level bipolar, my current psychiatrist feels I have a severe mood disorder involving extreme lows and highs, but without the delusions associated with bipolar). I have recently been put on a course of lamotrigine - starting on 25mg a day and now on 100mg per day. Initially I felt it had really worked in balancing out my moods. In particular my tendency to engage in risky behaviors (drugs, alcohol and extreme promiscuity) have definitely lessened. However, in the past two weeks my feelings of self-loathing, insecurity and resentment of others have crept back in. Some days I feel utter dread and on two occasions I have been on the verge of tears for no discernible reason. Similarly, my short fuse has returned. I snap at people ar...
Updated 5 months ago.
 

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Lamotrigine
  • Tablet: 100mg, 150mg, 200mg, 250mg, 25mg, 25mg + 100mg, 2mg, 50mg, 5mg
  • Tablet, Chewable: 25mg, 2mg, 5mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 100mg, 200mg, 250mg, 25mg, 300mg, 50mg
  • Tablet, Orally Disintegrating: 100mg, 200mg, 25mg, 50mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Lamotrigine: (295 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0093-0039 Lamotrigine 25 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-0132 Lamotrigine 25 mg Chewable Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-0463 Lamotrigine 100 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-0688 Lamotrigine 5 mg Chewable Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-7247 Lamotrigine 150 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-7248 Lamotrigine 200 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0115-1526 Lamotrigine 25 mg Oral Tablet, Orally Disintegrating by Global Pharmaceuticals, Division of Impax Laboratories Inc.
  • 0115-1527 Lamotrigine 50 mg Oral Tablet, Orally Disintegrating by Global Pharmaceuticals, Division of Impax Laboratories Inc.
  • 0115-1528 Lamotrigine 100 mg Oral Tablet, Orally Disintegrating by Global Pharmaceuticals, Division of Impax Laboratories Inc.
  • 0115-1529 Lamotrigine 200 mg Oral Tablet, Orally Disintegrating by Global Pharmaceuticals, Division of Impax Laboratories Inc.
  • 0143-9964 Lamotrigine 200 mg Oral Tablet by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp
  • 0143-9965 Lamotrigine 150 mg Oral Tablet by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp
  • 0143-9966 Lamotrigine 100 mg Oral Tablet by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp
  • 0143-9967 Lamotrigine 25 mg Oral Tablet by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp
  • 0173-0772 Lamictal Odt 25 mg Disintegrating Tablet by Glaxosmithkline LLC
  • 0173-0774 Lamictal Odt 50 mg Disintegrating Tablet by Glaxosmithkline LLC
  • 0173-0776 Lamictal Odt 100 mg Disintegrating Tablet by Glaxosmithkline LLC
  • 0173-0777 Lamictal Odt 200 mg Disintegrating Tablet by Glaxosmithkline LLC
  • 0173-0778 Lamictal Odt Orange Patient Titration Kit (For Patients Not Taking Enzyme-inducing Drugs Or Valproate) by Glaxosmithkline LLC
  • 0173-0779 Lamictal Odt Blue Patient Titration Kit (For Patients Taking Valproate) by Glaxosmithkline LLC
  • 275 more results ...

Other drugs which contain Lamotrigine or a similar ingredient: (2 results)


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