When and How to Take Extended-Release LamotrigineSome 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 InformationThe 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.)