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At what dosage does lamotrigine usually work as a mood stablizer?

At what dosage does lamotrigine usually work as a mood stablizer?

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

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Mood (Definition)

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


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Can taking lamotrigine induce irritable moods?

Can taking lamotrigine induce irritable moods?

Yes.: Although Lamotrigine (lamictal) is often helpful as a mood stabilizer, it can also sometimes cause irritability. ...Read more

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Will lamotrigine and duloxetine help with my dizziness and mood?

Lamitrigine?: Lamitrigine can be a good treatment for bipolar affective d/o depressed type, duloxetine is a good treatment for depression and pain symptoms. ...Read more

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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

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

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Can lamotrigine and duloxetine cure depression and mood swings without side effects?

Can lamotrigine and duloxetine cure depression and mood swings without side effects?

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

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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

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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

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Will lamotrigine help dp and dr?

Will lamotrigine help dp and dr?

Lamictal: Is a mood stabilizers that helps with mood swings. ...Read more

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Can lamotrigine make you more sensitive to the sun?

Can lamotrigine make you more sensitive to the sun?

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

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What would happen if you took 700 mg of lamotrigine?

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

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What is the definition or description of: lamotrigine?

Potent drug: Lamotrigine is employed to treat psychiatric problems, and epilepsy. It is one of many meds that can help multiple patients with these issues. ...Read more

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How long does it take for lamotrigine to begin working?

1 month: In reality, it depends upon the situation. Is the person taking Lamotrigine as mono or poly (add-on) therapy. Some people respond to low doses (50 - 100 mg/day). Others require higher doses for a therapeutic effect (300 - 500 mg/day). ...Read more

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I just took 100 mg of lamotrigine on accident. What, if anything, could happen from this?

I just took 100 mg of lamotrigine on accident. What, if anything, could happen from this?

Side effects/allergy: 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

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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

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How soon should your dosage of lamotrigine be increased? I am currently prescribed 25mg x3dys 50x4 etc. Until 200mg.

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

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I'm on 50 mg of Lamotrigine and I cannot say that I've felt any difference at all. Does this mean that chances of 100mg working for me are low?

Not low: 50 mg of lamotrigine is a very low dose. Many of my patients are taking 200mg to 400 (total) per day. I don't think you can say a higher dose won't be helpful. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of lamotrigine?

What are the side effects of lamotrigine?

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

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What are the side-effects of stopping lamotrigine abruptly?

Withdrawal symptoms: And adverse side effects: seizure, anger, dizziness and headaches. ...Read more

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How effective is lamotrigine for epilepsy?

How effective is lamotrigine for epilepsy?

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

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Does Lamotrigine have side effects?

Lamotrigine: Side effects are uncoordination and rash most common and severe. Also, double vision, blurred vision, throat irritation, drowsiness, dizziness, nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Lamotrigine makes me lathargic and tired?

Common side effect: Those symptoms can be side effects from the lamotrigine. I'd call your physician and see if he wants to change your dosage or medication. ...Read more

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When you started to take lamotrigine and you feel little bit anxiety shud you stop that or no?

When you started to take lamotrigine and you feel little bit anxiety shud you stop that or no?

Lamictal: If started low dose 25mg., continue & inform your doctor if anxiety does not subside in a week or gets worse. ...Read more

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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

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Are lamotrigine and Ambien (zolpidem) ok taken together?

Yes: There are no drug-to-drug interactions that contraindicate the two be taken together. ...Read more

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Is lamotrigine an maoi or an ssri?

MAO or SSRi?: Is lamotrigine an maoi or an ssri? ANS: Neither. It is generally accepted to be a member of the sodium channel blocking class of antiepileptic drugs. I recommend using Epocrates or Drugs. Com to look up meds or ever wikipedia. ...Read more

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I take lithium and lamotrigine is it ok for me to have a tattoo?

I take lithium and lamotrigine is it ok for me to have a tattoo?

Good to ask: The following are links you may review before tattoo: http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/features/tattoos-are-they-safe
https://tatring. Com/getting-tattooed/Tattoos-Health-Risks-and-Toxic-Effects
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

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What's going to happen if I take a 5mg lamotrigine tablet if I don't have epilepsy?

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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

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Can Lamotrigine cause dehydration and or headaches?

Can Lamotrigine cause dehydration and or headaches?

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.

Nausea
Dizziness
Drowsiness
Headache
Changes in menstrual periods
Back pain
Insomnia (trouble sleeping)
Blurred or double vision
Shaking (tremors)
Vomiting
Upset stomach
Feeling tired
Runny nose
Sore throat ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of a lamotrigine overdose?

Like other CNS meds: Some of the dose related side effects of Lamotrigine include: sedation, depression, gait imbalance, double vision, as well as nausea (and there are others). ...Read more

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Does Lamotrigine affect male fertility? 150 mg per day

Does Lamotrigine affect male fertility? 150 mg per day

Lamotrigine: There are many potentially serious side effects with Lamotrigine but male infertility is not one. ...Read more

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Can lamotrigine cause a rash after being on it a year or so?

Can lamotrigine cause a rash after being on it a year or so?

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

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How to combat chronic tension and combined migraines im already taking lamotrigine inderalas...

How to combat chronic tension and combined migraines im already taking lamotrigine inderalas...

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

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I'm taking lamotrigine 200mg daily and I just know now I'm pregnant 5 weeks I'm worried does this drug harmful my baby until now?

Early Pregnancy: There is a "watershed" period that seems to protect a fetus from conception to when you miss your period. I would stop taking the Lamictal however and see your doctor. ...Read more

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I take Lamotrigine. 1.can a rash happen even after long term use? 2.If it happens, and I instantly quit lamotrigine, how dangerous it is at that point

I take Lamotrigine. 1.can a rash happen even after long term use? 2.If it happens, and I instantly quit lamotrigine, how dangerous it is at that point

Answers: 1. Would be very unusual for a rash to occur after a few weeks following initiation of lamotrigdine.
2. Even if timing is wrong, an itchy rash could be reslly bad news, and you might have to stop your meds. Since you exhibit concern, have a conference with your doctor. ...Read more

Lamictal (Definition)

Lamictal (lamotrigine) is an anti-epileptic medication, also called an anticonvulsant. Lamictal is used either alone or in combination with other medications to treat epileptic seizures ...Read more


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Lamotrigine (Definition)

Lamotrigine is employed to treat psychiatric problems, and epilepsy. It is one of many meds that can help multiple ...Read more