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Can You Overdose On Lamotrigine
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
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
Lamictal: What mg. Is the dose?Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Do not double itGet a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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