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Lamotrigine

Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI
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CE: 2.5 hours Pharmacology: 2.5 hours
Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 based on 975 reviews

Course Summary

Lamotrigine is an anti-seizure medication that has other uses than for the treatment of epilepsy. Psychiatry clinicians have used lamotrigine for mood stabilizing effects, including antidepressant effects. The efficacy of lamotrigine over placebo and in comparison to other medications for seizure control and for bipolar disorder or depression has been debated in the medical research. In general, it is considered effective as monotherapy and adjunctive therapy for symptom control by both neurology and psychiatry medical sections.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction

II.           Pharmacological Profile

1.   Drug Category

2.   Mechanism of Action

3.   Uses

4.   Available Forms

5.   Dosing

6.   Dosing Adjustment: Geriatric

7.   Dosing Adjustment: Hepatic Impairment

8.   Dosing Adjustment: Renal Impairment

9.   US Boxed Warning

10.                 Contraindications

11.                 Warnings

12.                 Adverse Effects

13.                 Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

14.                 Dietary Considerations

III.         Clinical Pearls: Lamotrigine

IV.          Case Study

1.   Discussion

V.            Summary

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