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Lamotrigine

How Should It Be Stored?

Lamotrigine should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Store the tablets in an airtight container.
 
Keep lamotrigine and all medications out of the reach of children.
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your dose as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose. Your healthcare provider may ask if you miss any of your lamotrigine doses, as this information may be helpful in adjusting your dosage.
 

Strengths

Regular lamotrigine tablets and orally disintegrating tablets are available in the following strengths:
 
  • Lamotrigine 25 mg
  • Lamotrigine 100 mg
  • Lamotrigine 150 mg
  • Lamotrigine 200 mg.
     
Chewable or "dispersible" lamotrigine CD tablets (which can be swallowed whole, chewed, or dispersed in a small amount of liquid) are available in the following strengths:
 
  • Lamotrigine CD 2 mg
  • Lamotrigine CD 5 mg
  • Lamotrigine CD 25 mg.
     
Various lamotrigine "starter packs" are also available. The medication must be started at a low dose and slowly increased, and these packs make it easier for people to start taking lamotrigine.
 
There are three types of starter packs, with different lamotrigine dosages. When determining which starter pack you need, your healthcare provider will consider whether you are taking certain other medications that interact with lamotrigine (see Lamotrigine Dosing).
 
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