Lamictal

What is Lamictal?

Lamictal is Lamotrigine, an oral drug that is used primarily for treating seizures. It is chemically unrelated to other anti-seizure drugs. The precise mechanism by which lamotrigine exerts its anti-seizure action is not known.

Questions and answers on "Lamictal"

I have been taking Lamictal for bipolar disorder for about 3 months, and I developed a rash. My doctor told me to stop taking the Lamictal (the concern being the potential development of toxic epidermal necrosis), and that we would try another drug. In researching the other drugs available I came across Tegretol, which also lists TEN as a possible side effect. Because of my rxn to Lamictal, should I not try Tegretol?

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Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query.
I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through.
If you have developed rash with lamictal then it is possible that you my be having a tendency to have rshes with other medicines as...

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I am looking into the side effects of Lamictal as treatment for my daughter's depression and ADHD. She is 16 years old. She claims she is experiencing mood swings, depression, and can't tell if this is being caused by Lamictal or if the medication is just not effective

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Hello,

Lamictal is a safe and effective drug, especially for long term use. If she can not tolerate the side effects alternatives can be tried. Consult a psychiatrist and he will direct you accordingly.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

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Yes I would like to know more about Lamictal. I am on 400 MG daily . I fill anxious,and nausea and headaches. I was taken off Topamax two weeks ago. I was weened off it. Should i be taking less of lamictal or tell the doctor i want to go back to topamax. I haven't had a seizure for a couple months.

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Thank you for writing to us.

Lamictal is a good drug, and has helped many patients around the world. Nausea and headaches (to be more precise: light headedness is the reported side-effect) are common side-effects of the drug. Anxiety has been listed as one of the more...

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I asked you about my Epilepsy issues, and Lamictal creating memory problems. Is there any connections between potential Lamictal/ Epilepsy and memory/alzheimer issues?

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Brief Answer:
Yes, it is possible.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

Alzheimer's is a different condition, but memory problems and cognitive issues are possible to happen with long term use of this drug.

In the other hand,...

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Will Gaviscon extra strength antacid interfer with absouption with my antidepresant Lamictal ?

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Brief Answer:
Does not interfere

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

Presence of food or absence of stomach acid does not interfere with Lamotrigine absorption. You can take lamictal when on Gavicson.

Wish you good health.

regards,...

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I am a well controlled late onset epilectic. Can I take doxycyclin in advance of oral surgery 4 months after a hip implant. Drug being taken is lamictal 350 mg

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Brief Answer:
Doxycycline should not cause an issue.

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

Doxycycline does not usually provoke seizures.So, it should not cause an issue.
For how long you will take it?...

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Hello, Can omega 3 690mg be safely taken with Zoloft, Saphris, and Lamictal to help with bipolar disorder? Thank you very much

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Brief Answer:
Yes

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on Healthcaremagic.

Yes, omega 3 690mg can be safely taken with Zoloft, Saphris, and Lamictal.

Let me know if I could help further....

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Hello, can you tell me what the therapeutic dose of Lamictal for Bipolar one? I am now taking 200mg. Thank you.

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Brief Answer:
100 to 400 mg

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for using HealthcareMagic.

The effective dose of Lamictal in bipolar disorder is 100 to 400 mg which varies from person to person depending upon the stage of bipolar disorder and concomitant medications.

I hope this answers your query....

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can lamictal be a blood thinner? if so, how worried should i be about it? my next appt with my doctor is in early february

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Brief Answer:
Explained

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

No, lamotrigene (or lamictal) does not cause blood thinning or an anti platelet effect. So, there is no increased risk of bleeding.


Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Let me know if you have any query

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Recent questions on  Lamictal

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Hello, I m wondering if there is any significant difference between Lamictal and the generic? My bro and I are on the generic with no problems. My nephew said his doctor said he can t switch to even a different brand or the generic, that it will have some disastrous consequences for him. This sounds weird. My psych is the best in the area and even the state. He would never give me anything that is harmful to me. I m just curious about my nephew and why his doctor would tell him that. My nephew has had no insurance in the past, and it seems to me maybe his dr is taking advantage of him. What do you think?

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ive been in touch with my doctor after developing hives all over my hands, wrists, arms, under my arms, buttocks, and the backs of thighs after a treatment of nitrofurantonin 200mg for 5 days for a uti ; I was told to take Benadryl. im also on lamictal 250mg, toviaz 4mg, ranitidine 300mg, olanzapine 2.5 mg,loratadine 10 mg. but everything I read says im in for more of the same trouble. I have taken 1 capsule 25mg Benadryl and it doesn t seem to be touching it.at the same time I developed a cough and chills without a fever. should I go to the emergency dept?

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I am looking into the side effects of Lamictal as treatment for my daughter s depression and ADHD. She is 16 years old. She claims she is experiencing mood swings, depression, and can t tell if this is being caused by Lamictal or if the medication is just not effective

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Hello I am a 16 year old female on several medications I ve been taking daily for years. I want to know what effect they re having on my body and the long term effects these will have on my body. I take one pill of Seroquel XR(150mg), three pills of Prozac(20mg each), one Adderall XR(20mg), and one Lamictal(200mg). Lately I haven t been eating healthy because nothing seems good to me.

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The past couple of mornings I have woken up and felt extremely weak and tired until 1-2 pm. Also almost uncontrollable flatulance, and nausea. Also extremely difficult waking up. These things lift and then I end of with significant irritability. I...

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The past couple of mornings I have woken up and felt extremely weak and tired until 1-2 pm. Also almost uncontrollable flatulance, and nausea. Also extremely difficult waking up. These things lift and then I end of with significant irritability. I...

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hello, can you take doxapin with depakote of Zoloft Lamictal and of rexulti? thank you

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