What If I Overdose on Extended-Release Lamotrigine?People who take too much extended-release lamotrigine may have overdose symptoms that could include:
- Coordination problems
- Involuntary eye movements
- Unconsciousness or coma
- Irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- Loss of life.
If you happen to overdose on this medication, seek medical attention right away.
(Click Lamictal XR Overdose for more information.)
Storage InformationThis medication should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children and pets.
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Extended-Release Lamotrigine?If you forget to take your dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, simply skip the one you missed and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
If you miss several doses in a row, contact your healthcare provider for further instructions. In some situations, your healthcare provider may recommend restarting extended-release lamotrigine at a low dose and slowly working up to your normal dose, as was done when you first started taking this medication.
Can I Buy Generic Extended-Release Lamotrigine?Currently, extended-release lamotrigine is not available in generic form (see Generic Lamictal XR for more information).
Extended-release lamotrigine is made by GlaxoSmithKline.