Lamisil Side Effects Lawyer: Lamisil TabletWritten by Anna Henningsgaard
While recent Lamisil commercial featuring Digger, a disgusting cartoon fungus, is still fresh in our mind (who could forget imagery of a toenail being pulled back and colorful germs crawling in?) it is a good time to look at side effects of this seemingly innocuous drug. Despite disturbing advertising campaign, who would have guessed that an antifungal tablet could have so many negative side effects?
The drug comes in both cream and tablet form and is used to fight nail fungus, athleteís foot, jock itch, and ringworm. It can also be used to treat tinea veriscolor, an infection that produces brown, tan, or white spots on a personís torso. Lamisil tablets do not work right away, and full result cannot be seen for months. Perhaps it is this necessarily long exposure period that contributes to worst of Lamisilís side effects. The exact side effects resulting from Lamisil cannot be anticipated because possibilities are so diverse. Inform a doctor of any suspected side effects as soon as possible.
Lamisil tablets have been found to cause diarrhea, indigestion, rash, abdominal pain, gas, hives, itching, nausea, taste disturbances, vision problems, fatigue, flue, hair loss, joint pain, liver problems, aches, and vomiting. Vision problems resulting from Lamisil tablets have been diagnosed as serious changes and possible damage to retina of eye. Lamisil tablets can cause rare, possibly fatal liver disease and, in rare cases, caused severe skin reactions. Stop using Lamisil immediately if you develop a skin rash and call your doctor immediately, as these too can be fatal. Lamisil has not been tested safely on children, nor should it be used by pregnant women or women who are breast feeding. GA
Lamictal Rash LawyerWritten by Anna Henningsgaard
Lamictal, or lamotrigine, is an anti-seizure medication that has been prescribed to treat epileptic seizures for about 10 years. In addition to its mood stabilizing effects, Lamictal has antidepressant effects as well that have been prescribed for bipolar or manic depressive patients. Some researchers have suggested that Lamictal be first-prescribed medication for bipolar patients suffering from more depressed versions of disorder. Often antidepressants prescribed for bipolar disorder will trigger manic phases, increasing rate of unhealthy mood swings, but Lamictal does not appear to have this same effect.
As an anti-epileptic drug, Lamictal is considered broad spectrum. This means that it effectively treats both partial-onset and generalized-onset epilepsy. It is thought to do this by inhibiting sodium channels and reducing glutamate (an excitatory neurotransmitter) release. Lamictal is available in tablets of many sizes and doses, with tiny pills available for children.
Lamictal does have a very serious side effect that takes form of an allergy. The medication can cause a very serious skin rash that, in its worst forms, results in death. When Lamictal was first prescribed about 10% of all patients was getting this life-threatening rash, which is a terrible rate of negative reaction. However, doctors soon found that likelihood of suffering this allergic reaction decreases longer medication is in use. By beginning with a very low dosage of Lamictal and progressively increasing dosage to an effective level, patients can grow acclimated to drug and in doing so avoid rash.