Lamotrigine or Lamictal is used in seizure conditions, like epilepsy. It is a drug that is added to a drug regime when seizures are not under good control.
Lamotrigine or Lamictal inhibits the release of neuro chemicals which cause excitation in the nervous system. By inhibiting these neuro chemicals or neuro transmitters, seizures are controlled.
Lamotrigine or Lamictal can cause allergic skin reactions.
People with epilepsy should be followed carefully to ensure that they are getting the most benefit from Lamotrigine or Lamictal.
In combination with other anti convulsant drugs, Lamotrigine or Lamictal doesn't change the other drugs' levels; but other anti convulsant drugs have effects on Lamotrigine or Lamictal. Phenytoin, carbamazepine, and phenobarbital can speed up Lamotrigine or Lamictal's metabolism herby lowering blood levels. Valproic acid slows Lamotrigine or Lamictal's metabolism, thus raising blood levels.
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