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Lamotrigine Orally Disintegrating Tablets

Generic name: Lamotrigine Orally Disintegrating Tablets [ la-MOE-tri-jeen ]
Brand name: Lamictal ODT
Drug class: Triazine anticonvulsants

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 29, 2023.


  • A very bad skin reaction (Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis) may happen. It can cause very bad health problems that may not go away, and sometimes death. Get medical help right away if you have signs like red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin (with or without fever); red or irritated eyes; or sores in your mouth, throat, nose, or eyes.
  • The chance of a skin reaction is raised in children between 2 and 17 years old. It may also be raised if you take valproic acid or divalproex sodium with this medicine (lamotrigine orally disintegrating tablets), if you start taking this medicine (lamotrigine orally disintegrating tablets) at too high of a dose, or if your dose is raised too fast. Skin reactions have also happened without any of these. Talk with your doctor.
  • Most cases of skin reactions have happened within 2 to 8 weeks of starting this medicine (lamotrigine orally disintegrating tablets), but some show up after longer treatment like 6 months. Talk with the doctor.

Uses of Lamotrigine Orally Disintegrating Tablets:

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Lamotrigine Orally Disintegrating Tablets?

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with this medicine (lamotrigine orally disintegrating tablets).

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this medicine (lamotrigine orally disintegrating tablets) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Lamotrigine Orally Disintegrating Tablets?

How is this medicine (Lamotrigine Orally Disintegrating Tablets) best taken?

Use this medicine (lamotrigine orally disintegrating tablets) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

For all uses of this medicine (lamotrigine orally disintegrating tablets):

For seizures:

What are some other side effects of Lamotrigine Orally Disintegrating Tablets?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Lamotrigine Orally Disintegrating Tablets?

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