The medication "Lamotrigine" comes from the druggist with a label: SWALLOW WHOLE. Do not chew or crush. My daughter chews her lamotrigine each time she takes her pill. (100 mg and 150 mg) WHY can't she chew it and crush it in her mouth? I realize it is bitter tasting, but she doesn't seem to mind.
I am guessing that the lamotrigine tablets your daughter is on are extended release tablets and by chewing them she is actually changing the whole pharmacokinetics of it ... it's absorption, etc. In certain cases by doing this it would mean that at one time there could be more drug in your daughters system than is recommended for her age, weight, etc.
I would suggest that you let her doctor know about this and they can decide whether she should have a chewable tablet instead.
- Lamotrigine Information for Consumers
- Lamotrigine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lamotrigine (detailed)
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