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Lamotrigine Mood Instability
200 mg daily: The typical dose of Lamotrigine (lamictal) for bipolar disorder maintenance therapy is 200 mg daily. Individual variability is always a factor, so lower doses may be effective and higher doses may be needed. This medication must be slowly uptitrated over the course of multiple weeks. ...Read more
Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and ...Read more
If I have rapid mood swings can the medications (lamotrigine 300 mg and venlafaxine 225 mg) need to be increased? Or lamotrigine need to be increased
Please let your: Doctor know. Sometimes antidepressants can trigger mania or hypomania. The lamictal may or may not be able to prevent that. The lamictal dose can be increased if your doctor decides to do that. When one mood stabilizer is not sufficient - often a second mood stabilizer is added. ...Read more
There is no cure: Depression and bipolar disorder are like any chronic condition including diabetes, heart disease or hypertension. Unfortunately there is no cure but maintanance treatement is necessary to remain symptom free. All medicines have side effects. Lamotrogine and duloxetine both have adverse effects that vary in each individual based on genetics, age, dose and require monitoring to achieve response. ...Read more
Is it safe to take raspberry ketone and/or conjugated linolic acid with the mood stabilizer lamotrigine?
Unknown: Lamotrigine is a powerful medication with many possible side effects. However, the list of known interactions does not include supplements such as raspberry ketone. That doesn't mean it's safe, it means no one has studied this yet or that no one has evaluated the risk. It is generally best to avoid supplements when taking drugs like lamotrigine. ...Read more
Discuss rapid cycling bipolar ii. How fast can mood changes occur? On lithium, lamotrigine and abilify (aripiprazole). Don't see my dr for a while and was curious
May change quickly: Moods may change quickly, called rapid cycling. Or slowly over months. Or stay at one level for short time ; another for long time. Medications should help stabilize mood. Be careful with multiple medications. There may unexpected consequences affecting your mood stabilizers-gerd medications and some antibiotics for example. ...Read more
Not usually: It is very rare that lamotrigine would cause increased sensitivity to the sun. That said, though, it's important to limit direct exposure to the sun and to protect your skin when you're outside. If you notice a rash, blistering, or other skin problem after being in the sun, see your doctor in case it may be the result of a medication you are taking. ...Read more
Potentially bad.: Most cases reporting lamotrigine exposures observed mild or no toxicity; however, large exposures were associated with severe CNS depression, seizures, cardiac conduction delays, wide complex tachycardia, and death. In adults with a serum concentration >25 mg/L, severe toxicity may occur. In patients ≤3.5 years of age, ingestions of ≥525 mg may produce severe CNS depression and seizures. ...Read more
Lamictal: What mg. Is the dose?Get a more detailed answer ›
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Although rare, allergic reactions have occurred with lamotrigine: watch for rash, fever; swollen glands; painful sores in or around your eyes or mouth; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Also: this drug may make you dizzy or drowsy or cause blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness.
Do not drink alcohol. ...Read more
What is the differents of copypharm lamotrigine and original lamictal? Is the original lamictal best?
Brand/Generic: I wish that I could provide you with a very informative answer, I am familiar with the regulations of the U.S. In the us, the brand is better in that there is consistent bioavailability due to the regulation that brand cannot vary more than 1% (0.5 above and 0.5 below) from one batch to another, but generics can vary by 20% (10 above and 10 below). Someone from europe should help clarify. ...Read more
How soon should your dosage of lamotrigine be increased? I am currently prescribed 25mg x3dys 50x4 etc. Until 200mg.
Varies w/other meds: There are different titration schedules, mostly based on what other medicines you are on. If the medicine is being used for epilepsy, if you are on Phenytoin or carbamazepine, these increase an enzyme that breaks down the medicine, meaning you can go to higher doses quicker. Depakote does the opposite so you have to go up very slowly. Talk with your prescribing doctor about this. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Widely used and a: Favourite for most epileptologists. Seems very useful in both generalized and focal complex partial seizures, with few bad side effects, if rash does not occur in the first few weeks, prompting discontinuation. There is a once daily form, allowing convenience. Is the drug I use most for my seizure pts. ...Read more
When you started to take lamotrigine and if you have side effect on that when you gonna feel the side effect and what are the possible side effect?
Drowsiness, rash: The most notorious side effect the lamotrigine is rash. If you develop rash within a week, stop it and call your doctor. All anti-seizure drugs can cause drowsiness, dizziness within a couple of days when starting it. This side effect is not as potentially dangerous and sometimes only requires adjusting dose. All other side effects are rare. ...Read more
Yes: There are no drug-to-drug interactions that contraindicate the two be taken together. ...Read more
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Interactions with lithium or Lamotrigine may be relevant to medications that may be necessary if you have a reaction in which case you would consult your physician. Best regards. ...Read more
Lamictal: Depending on your age and what other meds. Are taken, 5mg. Is low dose and most likely only slight sedation until wears off. ...Read more
Lexapro (escitalopram): Safe, as long as suggested by your doctor. ...Read more
Lamictal Side Effect:
Lamictal (Lamotrigine) Side Effects
Common Side Effects of Lamictal (Lamotrigine):
Let your doctor know if any of these side effects persist or get worse.
Changes in menstrual periods
Insomnia (trouble sleeping)
Blurred or double vision
Sore throat ...Read more
YES, STOP NOW.: Lamotrigine (brand lamictal) is used for certain seizure disorders, bipolar disease, part of pain management and other off-label uses. You can develop a rash any time after starting the drug. And it can be very serious, even a life-threatening disease called steven-johnson syndrome. Always call your physician or the specialist who prescribed a drug that u think ur getting a rash from. ...Read more
Some thots: Have not found Lamotrigine to work well to prevent headaches (although terrific epilepsy drug). Do not like Inderal due to side effects. But, you might consider topamax, (topiramate) naproxen, depakote, or botox. Some otc preps might include, riboflavin, coq-10, magnesium, butterbur, feverfew. Might see a specialist in headaches. ...Read more