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Is Suboxone with Lamictal contraindicated if taken together?

I was looking up drug interactions and I'm taking Suboxone and Lamictal for opioid dependence and the Lamictal for Bipolar. It says that it causes central nervous system depression, such as respiratory distress, coma, and death! WWW.WWWW.WW
Tue, 29 Mar 2016
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Using buprenorphine together with other medications that cause central nervous system depression such as lamoTRIgine can lead to serious side effects such as respiratory distress, coma, or even death. You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications. Do not drink alcohol or self-medicate with these medications without your doctor's approval, and do not exceed the doses or frequency and duration of use prescribed by your doctor. Also, you should avoid driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how these medications affect you. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
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Is Suboxone with Lamictal contraindicated if taken together?

Using buprenorphine together with other medications that cause central nervous system depression such as lamoTRIgine can lead to serious side effects such as respiratory distress, coma, or even death. You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications. Do not drink alcohol or self-medicate with these medications without your doctor s approval, and do not exceed the doses or frequency and duration of use prescribed by your doctor. Also, you should avoid driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how these medications affect you. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.