A 49-year-old male asked:
taking lamictal 100mg for bipolar and tegretol 600 mg--am i even getting a therapeutic dose being that tegretol breaks down lamictal by 50%?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Maybe.: You could get a tegretol level to find out. Clinically, you can feel if your moods are more level even if the blood levels of the anticonvulsant is not therapeutic.
4548 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Specializes in Psychiatry
Interactions: The stated interaction is accurate. Regarding therapeutic dose if desired benefit is achieved these answer is yes. If symptoms are persisting then consideration can be givening for testing for a lamotragine blood level.
4105 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Feb 17, 2015
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