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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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Dr. Catherine Willner
Neurology 36 years experience
Depends: A reaction to reducing Lamictal by half would depend on how much you are taking and what your level is, as well as why you are taking it. If it is used for seizures, you might have a seizure if halving it lowers the dose below a safe level; if used for depression, you might be anxious or start to feel symptoms for which you are being treated.
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A 50-year-old male asked:

What are start up side effects of lamictal?

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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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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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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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