Lamotrigine XR Drug Information
Extended-release lamotrigine (Lamictal® XR™) is a drug used to treat partial-onset seizures (also called partial seizures or focal seizures) in people age 13 and older. This product comes in the form of a tablet that needs to be taken just once a day. It comes in four strengths and is not available in generic form at this time. When recommending a dosage, your healthcare provider will consider information such as:
- How you respond to the medication
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medicines you may be taking.
To help ensure a safe treatment process, your healthcare provider will probably start you at a low dose and gradually increase the amount. Most people tolerate the drug well; if side effects do occur, they tend to be minor and easy to treat. Common side effects include fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, and dizziness.
(For more detailed information on this drug, click Extended-Release Lamotrigine. This article provides an in-depth overview of this medication, with discussions on topics like dosing guidelines, how it works, and safety precautions.)