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What are signs and symptoms of a lamotrigine overdose?

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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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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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?

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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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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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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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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Is lamotrigine an maoi or an ssri?

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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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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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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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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Lamotrigine (Definition)

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