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Extended-Release Lamotrigine

When and How to Take Extended-Release Lamotrigine

Some general considerations to keep in mind when taking extended-release lamotrigine include the following:
  • Extended-release lamotrigine comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth once a day.
  • This medication can be taken with or without food.
  • The tablets must be swallowed whole; do not cut, crush, or chew them. Do not take any tablets that have been damaged in any way.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Extended-release lamotrigine will not work if you stop taking it.
  • As with other seizure medications, do not stop taking extended-release lamotrigine without your healthcare provider's approval.

Dosing Information

The dose of extended-release lamotrigine your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • How you respond to the medication
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Extended-Release Lamotrigine Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Extended-release lamotrigine can potentially interact with a number of other medications (see Drug Interactions With Extended-Release Lamotrigine).
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