lamotrigine (Lamictal) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Lamictal?

lamotrigine

What is the Trade Name for lamotrigine?

Lamictal

What are the Indications of lamotrigine (Lamictal) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

seizures r/t epilepsy, bipolar

What are the Actions of lamotrigine (Lamictal) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Inhibits sodium transport in neurons

What is the Therapeutic Class of lamotrigine (Lamictal) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

anticonvulsant

What are the Nursing Considerations of lamotrigine (Lamictal) Nursing Pharmacology 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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