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07.05 Lamotrigine (Lamictal)

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Generic Name

lamotrigine

Trade Name

Lamictal

Indication

seizures r/t epilepsy, bipolar

Action

Inhibits sodium transport in neurons

Therapeutic Class

anticonvulsant

Nursing Considerations

• may cause suicidal thoughts, dizziness, behavior changes, nausea, vomiting, photosensitivity,
rash, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
• use caution with oral contraceptive use
• assess mental status
• assess for seizures
• do not discontinue use abruptly

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