What is a Mylan 100 mg Tablet?
Mylan 100 mg belongs to a class of medications known as Antiepileptics. It contains a drug called Lamotrigine. It is used alone or in combination with other medications to manage seizures associated with epilepsy when other medications have not been effective or have been stopped. It is used to manage seizures associated with Lennox- Gastaut syndrome. It works to decrease the chemicals in the brain that are believed to contribute to seizures.
What is Lamotrigine drug used for?
Lamotrigine is sold under the brand name Lamictal. It is used alone or with other medications to prevent and control seizures. It may be used to prevent the extreme mood swings of bipolar disorder in adults. Lamotrigine is in a class of medications called anticonvulsants or antiepileptics. It works to decrease abnormal electrical activity in the brain. This drug is not approved for use in children younger than 2 years due to an increased risk of side effects ( such as infections).
What is Epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a long–term disease that causes repeated seizures due to abnormal electrical signals produced by damaged brain cells. A burst of uncontrolled electrical activity within brain cells causes a seizure. Seizures can include changes to your awareness, muscle control (your muscles may twitch or jerk), sensations, emotions, and behavior. Epilepsy is also called a seizure disorder.
It affects 50 million people around the world and nearly 3.5 million people in the United States.
- How does epilepsy develop?
Anyone can develop epilepsy but it is most commonly found in children and older adults. Men develop epilepsy more often than women, because of higher exposure to risk factors like alcohol use and head trauma. Some people with epilepsy simply stare blankly for a few seconds during a seizure while others repeatedly twitch their arms or legs.
- What are the signs and symptoms of Epilepsy?
The main symptoms of epilepsy are recurring seizures. Your symptoms vary depending on the type of seizure you have. Some signs and symptoms may include:
Temporary loss of awareness
Uncontrolled muscle movements, muscle jerking, loss of muscle tone
Temporary confusion slowed thinking
Change in hearing, vision, taste, smell, feelings of numbness
Problem talking or understanding
Lip smacking, chewing motion, rubbing hands, finger motion
Fear, dread, anxiety
Faster heart rate and breathing
What is Lennox- Gastaut syndrome?
In Lennox Gastaut syndrome, epilepsy begins in early childhood, usually ages 3 and 5. The most common seizure type is tonic seizures, which cause the muscle to contract uncontrollably. This seizure typically occurs in sleep, wakefulness, and sudden falls. Although each seizure associated with Lennox- Gastaut syndrome is usually brief, more than two-thirds of affected individuals experience long periods of seizure activity ( known as epileptics).
Most children with Lennox- Gastaut syndrome have intellectual disability or learning problems even before seizures begin. These problems may worsen over time if seizures are very frequent or severe. Some affected children develop additional neurological abnormalities and behavioral problems. As a result of their seizures and intellectual disability, most people with Lennox- Gastaut syndrome require help with the unusual activities of daily living.
- What are the signs and symptoms of Lennox Gastaut syndrome?
Signs and symptoms of Lennox- Gastaut syndrome in children include:
Crankiness or anger
Continuous feelings of sadness and hopelessness
More sensitive to rejection
Changes in appetite
Changes in sleep
Vocal outbursts of crying
Fatigue and low energy
Trouble activities at home or with friends, school, and other hobbies or interests
In adults, Mylan 100 mg tablets are started at a low dose, ranging from 25 mg every other day to 50 mg once a day. After several weeks, the dose is gradually increased until a maintenance dose is reached. The maintenance dose is ranging from 50 mg to 250 mg twice a day. In children, Mylan 100 mg is given according to the weight of the child. It should not be used for children whose weight is less than 9 kg. Before taking medicine consult your doctor. Dose and duration will be decided by the necessity and need of the patient. It depends on the treatment and may change from time to time. You should take medicine as per your doctor’s advice. This medicine is strictly not recommended for children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. It takes some weeks and months to get a better result. Do not stop taking the medicine before your doctor’s advice.
Common side effects of this medicine include dizziness, fatigue, headache, nausea, vomiting, weakness and tiredness, agitation, tremors, irritability, joint pain, and sleepiness. If these side effects become serious, you may consult your doctor. Your doctor can prevent and give you relief from the side effects during the treatment. Regular monitoring of blood cells is essential.
The benefit of Mylan 100 mg Tablet
- In the treatment of Epilepsy
Mylan 100 mg is used alone or together with other medicines to help control seizures. This cannot cure epilepsy and will work to control seizures for as long as you continue to take it. It delays the disease in adults. It is also used in children above 2 years of age.
- In the treatment of Lennox- Gastaut syndrome
It prevents and controls seizures in children as well as adults. It works to calm overactive nerves in your body.
Side effects of Mylan 100 mg tablet
Here are Some major and minor side effects of this medicine. But not all side effects need a doctor’s attention. If you observe any side effects become serious, You may consult your doctor.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine include:
Dryness in mouth
Mood or mental changes
How is Mylan 100 mg taken?
In adults, Mylan 100 mg tablets are started at a low dose, ranging from 25 mg every other day to 50 mg once a day. After several weeks, the dose is gradually increased until a maintenance dose is reached. The maintenance dose is ranging from 50 mg to 250 mg twice a day. In children, Mylan 100 mg is given according to the weight of the child. It should not be used for children whose weight is less than 9 kg. Always take this medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. Dose and duration will decide your doctor. You are not allowed to crush, chew and break the medicine. Swallow it as a whole. Drink plenty of water. Do not miss the dose. If you miss a dose skip the missed dose and follow your schedule regularly on the next day. Do not double the dose. Take medicine every day on time as prescribed by your doctor. Much other medicine can affect this medicine so let your doctor know all medication you are using during the treatment.
How does Mylan 100 mg work?
It is an antiepileptic medicine. It controls seizures or fits to decrease the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.