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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience in Neurosurgery
Anticonvulsant: Lamictal (lamotrigine) is a sodium channel blocker acting on the central nervous system. This reduces transmission of electrical discharges in the bra ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience in Neurology
Seizure: Lamictal(lomotrogine ) is mainly used to treat seizura disorder but like many of the other anticonvulsants it is used for the treatment of bipolar dis ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Lamictal: That is based on your doctor's recommendation. I use the once a day dosing as one every day with dinner, & the twice daily as one with breakfast & ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Yes: Lamictal is primarily an anti-epileptic drug which is also utilized in psychiatry. Numerous other drugs exist within this class, and if you are takin ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Lamictal: It is an Anti-convulsant medication used for Epilepsy & Mood disorders.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Lamotrigine: Valuable medication to treat epilepsy, especially complex partial seizures, and first choice for epileptologists. Has few side effects, but has risk ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Discuss w your: Psychiatrist. Mood stabilizers include: lithium, valproate (valproic acid), Lamotrigine (lamitcal), Carbamazepine (tegretol) ; off label meds such as ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
Weeks: Depending on whether the medication is taken for mood disorders or neurologic/seizure disorders, the onset can take weeks. It's best to talk to your ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
54 years experience in Psychiatry
Within a few weeks: Usually Lamictal is started at a low dose and titrated up slowly over 4-5 weeks. Side effects can occur within days, whereas benefits may take a few w ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Don't expect an: Immediate response because you must build up the dose over time. It can be very effective. There is a black box warning for stevens johnson syndrome.

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