What is Epitec?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Lamotrigine

Epitec is an international brand name for lamotrigine, an anticonvulsant that is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat seizures in adults and children who are at least 2 years old. It is also used as maintenance treatment for bipolar I disorder.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bipolar Disorder 5 1
Bipolar II Disorder 5 11
Mood swings 2 9
Epilepsy 1 0
Major Depressive Disorder 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 10

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Epitec

Side effect Patients
Loss of appetite 1
Nausea 1
Swollen lips 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Epitec

Dosage Patients
25 mg daily 2
100 mg daily 1
300 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Epitec

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 2
See all 2 patients who’ve stopped taking Epitec

Duration

Currently taking Epitec

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Epitec

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 11
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 10

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Epitec after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Carbamazepine (Tegretol) 1
Last updated:
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