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Common side effects of lamictal can be what?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Varied: Life threatening: certain rashes (stevens-johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis), neutropenia (low white cells), multiple organ failure, hepatic failure, suicide, sudden death. Less severe: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, somnolence, visual change, headache, sore throat, runny nose, diarrhea, fever, fatigue - many others. You should be under close supervision by the prescriber.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Lamictal: Rash incidence has been reported at 1 in every 1, 000 cases. Is more prevalent if patient is taking Depakote (valproic acid) due to increase level of both. Other side-effects reported are aseptic meningitis, fever, double vision, dizziness, insomnia, nightmares or vivid dreams, dry mouth/nausea/cramps, anxiety, emory problems. Incidence of these varies between patients.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Lamictal: Rash incidence has been reported at 1 in every 1, 000 cases. Is more prevalent if patient is taking Depakote (valproic acid) due to increase level of both. Other side-effects reported are aseptic meningitis, fever, double vision, dizziness, insomnia, nightmares or vivid dreams, dry mouth/nausea/cramps, anxiety, emory problems. Incidence of these varies between patients.

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What are start up side effects of lamictal?

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See link: The most important things to look for are fever, rash and sore throat. You may have headache, dizziness, dry mouth. See link for a great resource on lamictal. http://www.drugs.com/lamictal.html
A 29-year-old member asked:

Lamictal side effects?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Varied: Life threatening: certain rashes (stevens-johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis), neutropenia (low white cells), multiple organ failure, hepatic failure, suicide, sudden death. Less severe: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, somnolence, visual change, headache, sore throat, runny nose, diarrhea, fever, fatigue - many others. You should be under close supervision by the prescriber.
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What are the side effects of reducing lamictal by half?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
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Diagnosis? : Lamictal is used for the treatment of epilepsy as well as psychiatric conditions such as bipolar depression if prescribed by a doctor do not change the dosage without his or her advice!
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What are the side effects of having to use lamictal?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Varied: Life threatening: certain rashes (stevens-johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis), neutropenia (low white cells), multiple organ failure, hepatic failure, suicide, sudden death. Less severe: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, somnolence, visual change, headache, sore throat, runny nose, diarrhea, fever, fatigue - many others. You should be under close supervision by the prescriber.
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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 33 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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