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A 33-year-old member asked:

How long do the side effects of lamictal last if you start getting some side effects?

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Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry 56 years experience
A few days: You should always decrease dose of anti-seizure meds gradually. When you do so side effects if dose related should not last more than a few days.
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A 26-year-old female asked:

How long does it take the side effects of lamictal to kick in?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Varies among people: Side effects from a medication can be rapid (as in an allergic reaction with hives), can occur after a few days, come after chronic use, or even occur after a medication is stopped. It depends on the individual, his other medicines, his other illnesses, how lucky or unlucky he is, etc...
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