Lametec 25mg (Lamotrigine)
Lametec medicine offers an effective treatment for Epilepsy adjunctive and monotherapy, generalized seizures of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Bipolar Disorder. Lametec 25 tablets 25 mg is also prescribed in the maintenance therapy for bipolar disorder. It has the capacity to delay the occurrence of mood episodes, including mania and depressive episodes. Lametec works through a common mechanism in order to treat these conditions.
What is Lametec 25 mg used for?
Lamotrigine, an active ingredient of Lametec, works by stabilizing the hyper-excited nerve fibers, so it slows down the abnormal nerve impulses in the brain. It is widely recommended to treat partial seizures (generally only one size of the brain), bipolar disorder (alternating periods of excitation and depression), generalized tonic-clonic seizure (considered for the entire brain), and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (a disorder that can delay development in children). The medicine is also available under various other brand names.
How does Lametec works?
Lamotrigine, an anticonvulsant and anti-epileptic, acts as a mood stabilizer. It’s taken for the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder. The episodes of abnormal electrical activity in the brain trigger epileptic seizures, causing repetitive firing and transmission of excitatory nerve signals. The transmission of electrical signals is controlled by brain chemicals (neurotransmitters). It’s important for the brain to maintain a balance between excitatory neurotransmitters like glutamate and neurotransmitters that have a calming effect on nerve cells, like Gamma-amino-butyric acid (GABA).
The flow of positive sodium ions in the nerve cell through special sodium channels can regulate the conduct of electrical impulses in the brain. Lamotrigine, the active component of Lametec works to block voltage-gated sodium channels in order to stabilize the nerve cell membrane. This active ingredient also inhibits the sustained repetitive firing of neurons as well as the flow of glutamate that ultimately helps to curb the development of epileptic seizures.
Where to buy Lametec 25 mg online?
You can access Lametec 25 mg tablets at the pharmacy shop as well as at online platform. This medicine is available at premiumrxdrugs if you want to purchase Lametec 25 mg online at a reasonable price.
What are the side effects of Lametec 25 mg?
Lametec may cause some side effects, but in most of the cases, these side effects are minor in nature.
The common side effects of Lamotrigine include:
- Trouble sleeping
- Blurred vision
- Rhinitis and rash
- Painful menstrual periods
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Stomach upset or pain
- Weight loss
Take medical help if you experience such side effects of the drug Lametec:
- Fast or irregular heartbeat
- Chest pain
- Absent menstrual period
- Calf pain
- Dark urine, difficult or painful urination
- Severe muscle pain or tenderness
- Swelling of the hands, ankles, or feet
- Fever, chills, or a persistent sore throat
- Worsening mental or mood changes
- New or worsening seizures
- Pale stools
- Unusual bruising or bleeding
- Unusual weakness or tiredness
- Severe or persistent dizziness, or stomach pain
- Sores in the mouth or around the eyes
- Suicidal thoughts or attempts
- Swollen or peeling skin
- Swollen lymph glands
- Vaginal itching
What medications interact with Lametec?
There are several medications that interact with Lametec, so it should not be taken with them or talk to your doctor before medication. Some specific drugs that affect Lametec 25 mg include hormonal contraceptives, and anticonvulsants like phenobarbitone, primidone, valproate, carbamazepine, and phenytoin. Moreover, the anti-bacterial rifampicin and antiretrovirals like lopinavir and ritonavir or atazanavir can also interact with the Lametec.
When should Lametec not be used?
There are some conditions when this medicine is generally avoided. These conditions include:
- Allergic to Lamotrigine or any ingredients
- Kidney or liver disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Pregnancy or breastfeeding phase (doctor’s advice needed)
- Rash or allergy to antiepileptic drugs
How should Lametec be taken?
Patients can take Lametec tablets with or without food. You can swallow it with a glass of water, chew or dispersed in a small amount of water. It’s easily dissolved in water.
How long should you take Lametec?
The decision on the dose and medication course of Lametec 25 mg is taken by your physician. Generally, it’s taken for a few weeks.
Missed dose of Lametec
In case you have missed a dose of Lametec then take it as soon as you remember, but don’t double the dose if you have skipped the previous dose.
Where should Lametec be stored?
You can store this medicine at room temperature in a cool, dry place or in your room that remains dark or covered.