Is lamictal able to prevent grand mal seizures?

Lamictal uses. Lamotrigine may prevent grand mal seizures, especially if they are partial onset. This is a medicine often used for adults who have seizures.
Antiepileptics. Lamictal can be used to prevent grand mal seizures. Like all seizure medications, it is complex to dose, more effective in some seizure types than others, and should be supervised at all times Side effects can be extremely dangerous. Additionally, not all grand mal seizures are the same. A neurologist should be seen regarding any concerns of seizures and or managing seizure medication.

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Is it ok to take trittico &Lamictal? Chronic anxiety & insomnia, cluster of first ever grand mal seizures, after near fatal accident, 6 ops, pain meds

Discuss with doctor. There may be drug interactions between Trittico and Lamictal. You're also taking pain meds which you don't list. You should check with neurologist or doctor who is treating you for grand mal seizures if ok to add this medication with all the meds you're already on. Glad you've gotten help after terrible accident. Best wishes. Read more...
Ask your DR. You are probably on other meds than the ones listed. You should ask your DR about this They will be aware of all the meds you are taking, and be able to fully address your question. Read more...

I have simple partial seizures once a month or so. I've had one grand mal in '08, taking 150mg lamictal since. Should I worry about them?

Good control. One complex partial seizure monthly is indicative of excellent control, but often the patient may not be fully aware of additional seizures at nite or when alone. To be secure, check your Lamictal level, and perhaps update an eeg. You would do best taking Lamictal twice daily, as you might eliminate all events. Do not drive, operate power equipment, do activities at heights until 100%. Read more...

What other drugs can treat simple partial seizures other than lamicatal? Switching to generic is said to increase them. Would they be grand mal?

Numerous choices. This is complex, and some of the other drugs may be tough due to adverse side effects, but we do have three brand new drugs, and several others in addition. Some generics are bioequivalent, but since manufacturers vary, not always the case. Work closely with your neurologist. Read more...

Do grand mal seizures cause death?

Yes, it's possible. Seizures have been associated with sudden death in epilepsy. It's called sudep. It happens rarely. The risk factors are convulsions in sleep, low levels of medication in your blood. It is not clear if it is causes by problems with the heart rhythm or if it due to fluid in the lungs. Read more...

Do you thrash and kick during grand mal seizures?

Yes. Grand mal is another name for tonic clonic which has 2 phases in succession stiffening and jerking trashing and kicking is not a good description, because it may not be a seizure at all. Read more...