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Is It Safe To Start Again On Lamictal?

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Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016
Question: I was on Lamectal for a year and went off because I couldn't afford it-I got sick. Can I go back on it now? How much does this consultation cost?
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Answered by Dr. Ajay Panwar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Why were you taking Lamictal?Seizures?

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX
Thanks for being on healthcaremagic.
I am Dr.Ajay Panwar,a neurologist,here to answer your query.

Sure,I would help you with this one.
For the same,please let me know that why were you taking Lamictal?Are you an epileptic patient(as Lamictal is primarily an antiepileptic medicine)?Further, in what dose were you taking it?

I shall be looking forward to your follow-up query with details so that I can answer this well.

Regards
Dr.Ajay Panwar,
MD,DM(Neurology)


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Follow up: Dr. Ajay Panwar (12 hours later)
I'm sorry doctor-I am bipolar
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Answered by Dr. Ajay Panwar (47 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes.It can be restarted.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX
I am really sorry on my part to have responded so late to you due to some busy schedule.

Yes, Lamictal can be restarted. You may wish to do so with your treating consultant's opinion.You may discuss about other first line alternatives for bipolar disorder as well.

Hope that helps.If you have any further questions,I shall be glad to have you in follow-up.

Regards
Dr.Ajay Panwar,
MD,DM(Neurology)
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Follow up: Dr. Ajay Panwar (33 hours later)
Thank you very much!

I was on 200 mg morning and night--I will resume this dosage unless you answer otherwise.

Please answer ASAP-I don't want to get sick.

Thanks again,

XXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Ajay Panwar (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
No, it should not be 200 mg per day directly.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX
Thanks for being in follow-up.

No--No--You don't have to start with 200 mg per day straightforward.It may induce reaction. Start with 25 mg per day for at least 2 weeks. Then we can gradually build it upto 200 mg per day.

Hope that helps.If you have any further questions,I shall be glad to have you in follow-up else please close the thread,rate it and write a review.

Regards
Dr.Ajay Panwar,
MD,DM(Neurology)
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Is It Safe To Start Again On Lamictal?

Brief Answer: Why were you taking Lamictal?Seizures? Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX Thanks for being on healthcaremagic. I am Dr.Ajay Panwar,a neurologist,here to answer your query. Sure,I would help you with this one. For the same,please let me know that why were you taking Lamictal?Are you an epileptic patient(as Lamictal is primarily an antiepileptic medicine)?Further, in what dose were you taking it? I shall be looking forward to your follow-up query with details so that I can answer this well. Regards Dr.Ajay Panwar, MD,DM(Neurology)