Lamictal - also sold under the generic name lamotrigine - is a medication that was developed to treat seizure disorders like epilepsy. Since then it has also come to be used as a mood stabilizer for people with bipolar disorder. Studies are showing that Lamictal is one of the better mood stabilizers for treating bipolar depression as well as to help control mania and hypomania.
However, when you first start taking Lamictal, your doctor should warn you to report to him or her immediately if a rash develops. Why? Because the rash may be serious or even life-threatening. If you can't get in touch with your prescribing doctor right away , seek emergency treatment.
Almost all cases of dangerous rashes caused by Lamictal occur within 2-8 weeks of starting treatment. The occurrence rate in patients taking Lamictal for mood disorders was less than 1 in a thousand during clinical trials, but there isn't enough post-marketing data yet to confirm that number. In patients taking Lami...
Generic Name: EMOLLIENTS - TOPICAL Diaper Rash Top Uses
This medication has 2 types of ingredients (emollient,
keratolytic) that work together to treat or prevent dry, rough, scaly, itchy
skin (e.g., eczema, keratosis, xerosis). Dry skin is caused by a loss of water
in the upper layer of the skin. Emollients are substances that soften and
moisturize the skin and decrease itching and flaking. Emollients/moisturizers
work by forming an oily layer on the top of the skin that traps water in the
skin. Petrolatum, lanolin, mineral oil, and dimethicone are common
Lactic acid, salicylic acid, and urea are keratolytics.
They increase moisture in the skin by softening/dissolving the horny substance
(keratin) holding the top layer of skin cells together. This helps the dead
skin cells fall off and helps the skin keep more water in. Higher strengths of
urea are used to treat corns, callous, and some nail problems (e.g., ingrown
Generic Name: BACITRACIN - TOPICAL Pronounced: (BAS-i-TRAY-sin) Rash Relief Antibacterial Top Uses
This medication is used to prevent minor skin infections
caused by small cuts, scrapes, or burns. Bacitracin works by stopping the
growth of certain bacteria. It belongs to a class of drugs known as
This antibiotic only prevents bacterial infections. It
will not work for virus or fungus infections. Unnecessary use or overuse of any
antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
Do not use this product over large areas of the body. Do
not use it for serious skin infections. Ask your doctor first before using this
product for serious skin injuries (such as deep or puncture wounds, animal
bites, serious burns). A different treatment may be necessary for these types
of conditions. Consult your doctor for more information.
If you are self-treating with this medication, it is
important to read the package instructions...
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