Lamotrigine for Epilepsy | MyEpilepsyTeam

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Overview
According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Lamotrigine is indicated for focal (partial) and generalised seizures.

Lamotrigine is an antiepileptic, or drug that prevents seizures. It is believed that Lamotrigine works in cases of epilepsy by inhibiting nerve signals.

How do I take it?
Lamotrigine comes in tablet form.

Side effects
The AMH lists common side effects for Lamotrigine including dizziness, drowsiness, headache, hyperactivity in children, vision changes, loss of coordination, bumpy rash, nausea, and vomiting.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Lamotrigine include blood disorders, aseptic meningitis (inflammation of the tissues covering the brain and spinal cord), and multi-organ hypersensitivity syndrome (a potentially life-threatening condition).

Information was sourced from:

The Australian Medicines Handbook
https://amhonline.amh.net.au/

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