I'm new to this is it ok that my first lot of meds were lamotrigine then I've just ran out so the new box I picked up from the pharmacist says lomactal ? Are they different and is it something to worry about that it's a different name than my previous box ?
Hi, Sam! Are you sure it doesn't say Lamictal? That is the brand name for the generic product ~ which is lamotrigine.
The two contain the same drug, just different inert ingredients and are equally effective, but just to be sure you need to double check with your pharmacist.
Best wishes, Wildcat
Sam; Yes Wildcat is right sounds like they gave you the brand name unless the way you have it spelled on the box is some kind of branded Generic also, You should call the Pharmacist before you take any. But they well be the same I am sure. What you are seeing is the brand name you have spelled wrong and what you got the first time was the generic. But if they are different and when you pick them up at the Pharmacy and they did not say anything you should always double check. Also if they did that make sure to check the milligram also to make sure that is the same.
Have a good Sunday. Chuck1957
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