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A 50-year-old male asked:

What are start up side effects of lamictal?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 52 years experience
Slow titration: the recommendation is a slow titrtion of Lamictal due to the possibiity of sedation and most importantly the occurence of Stevens Johnson syndrom, a potentially life threatening rash, should the dose be incresed too fast.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of reducing lamictal by half?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
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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A 29-year-old member asked:

Lamictal side effects?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 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 48-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of having to use lamictal?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 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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NY
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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Calhoun, GA
A 52-year-old female asked:

What kind of side effects does lamictal have for seizures?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 52 years experience
Side effects: The most serious side effect is a rash called stevens johnson syndrome. It can be a scalding rash with potentially fatal consequences. Other potential side effects include sedation, elevated liver enzymes, upset stomach, lowered white blood count, muscle aches and many more.. Speak to your doctor for more information.
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Last updated Apr 1, 2016

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