Posted by: Estelle | 2009/08/04

Teen with epilepsy and acne

My 16 year old daughter takes 150mg Lamitor twice a day for epilepsy. She has severe acne. Knowing my own history and seeing that beuty products including medical cream and lotions does not work, I know that she might need some hormonal medication. What can be suggested regarding her Lamitor and a light oral contraseptive? She has been seizure free for 3 years now, but her EEG still shows increased activity. Could the injection also work?

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Hi Estelle. An interaction between lamotrigine (lamitor) and oral contraceptives have been reported to trigger breakthrough seizures in some patients - As a result I'd suggest speaking about this with your daughters specialist prior to getting a script for an OC. All the best!

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