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What is lamictal?

What is lamictal?

Anticonvulsant: Lamictal (lamotrigine) is a sodium channel blocker acting on the central nervous system. This reduces transmission of electrical discharges in the brain to reduce seizure propagation. This drug also is a mood stabilizer useful in bipolar disorder. ...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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What is lamictal used for?

What is lamictal used for?

Lamictal: It is an Anti-convulsant medication used for Epilepsy & Mood disorders (off-label). ...Read more

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Best time of day to take lamictal?

Best time of day to take lamictal?

Lamictal: That is based on your doctor's recommendation. I use the once a day dosing as one every day with dinner, & the twice daily as one with breakfast & one with dinner. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative to lamictal?

Yes: Lamictal is primarily an anti-epileptic drug which is also utilized in psychiatry. Numerous other drugs exist within this class, and if you are taking the drug and it seems ineffective or adverse events are present, your doctor could easiiy change to another medication. ...Read more

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What is Lamictal typically used for?

Lamictal: It is an Anti-convulsant medication used for Epilepsy & Mood disorders. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: lamictal?

See below: 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 in adults and children. ...Read more

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Which is a similar alternative to lamictal?

Which is a similar alternative to lamictal?

Discuss w your: Psychiatrist. Mood stabilizers include: lithium, valproate (valproic acid), Lamotrigine (lamitcal), Carbamazepine (tegretol) ; off label meds such as topiramate (topamax), Gabapentin (neurontin) ; Oxcarbazepine (trileptal). ...Read more

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How long does lamictal usually take to kick in?

Weeks: Depending on whether the medication is taken for mood disorders or neurologic/seizure disorders, the onset can take weeks. It's best to talk to your neurologist or mental health provider for specifics in your circumstance. ...Read more

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How quickly can you feel the effects of lamictal?

Within a few weeks: Usually Lamictal is started at a low dose and titrated up slowly over 4-5 weeks. Side effects can occur within days, whereas benefits may take a few weeks. ...Read more

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I'm starting lamictal, what should I expect next?

Don't expect an: Immediate response because you must build up the dose over time. It can be very effective. There is a black box warning for stevens johnson syndrome. ...Read more

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What happens of you suddenly stop taking lamictal?

Depends: If on a higher dose eg 200mg or more. There is an increased risk of seizure. My patient who feel it is helping report that they feel acutely anxious and depressed if they miss a dose. If it isn't helping you might not notice. I would only stop suddenly if there is an allergic rn. There is no need to suddenly stop. Talk with your prescriber. ...Read more

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Is it possible to change over from brand lamictal to generic?

Yes but...: Talk to the prescribing doctor since use of a brand name medication is important for treatment of certain disorders/conditions. Generic medications aren't always appropriate for use. ...Read more

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How long can it take to start feeling the benefits of Lamictal?

Lamictal: Needs to be slowly titrated to minimise the risk of Steven's Johnson Syndrome and other life threatening rashes (Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis) One typically adds 25 mg every 10 days to 2 weeks so it may take a 2-3 months to get up to a therapeutic level for management of Epilepsy or Mania. ...Read more

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Can lamictal be prescribed before bedtime or is it to activating?

Varies: Some people take it at bedtime without any problems, however it can cause insomnia in about 10% of people. Discuss with your doctor and if you would like to try before bed, you can always do a trial and see how you react. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What would happen if you accidentally took two doses of lamictal?

What would happen if you accidentally took two doses of lamictal?

Relax: Assuming the tablets are not of the higher dose most likely there will be no problems. You could have temporary dizziness or fatigue. I would not be too concerned. ...Read more

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Can 100 lamictal be taken in evening or is it usually in morning?

Can 100 lamictal be taken in evening or is it usually in morning?

Either...: Lamictal can be taken at either time, whichever feels right for you. If it tends to make you drowsy, take it in the evening or at bedtime. If it seems to make it difficult to sleep or if it seems to give you a bit of a lift, then take it in the morning. Don't be afraid to experiment with what is the best time for you. ...Read more

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Is it possible for lamictal the opposite and make one more anxious?

Yes, some people can: Experience paradoxical reactions to medications. Anxiety can occur for some people who take lamictal. ...Read more

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I've taken 900mg of Lamictal, I have never taken the tablets before, what do I do?

Wait the next dose.: Hello. The starting dose of Lamictal is 50 mg/day that should be increased gradually to a maintenance dose from 400 to 600 mg./daily. You have taken to much Lamictal, so wait for the next dose time and start using Lamictal as prescribed by your Doctor. The dose you have taken shouldn't cause any health problems. Greetings. ...Read more

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Can taking lamictal just be stopped or is there a procedure for gradually reducing the dosage?

Careful: Lamictal has to be weaned off very slowly, best over several weeks or longer. There should be a reson to stop this medication with possibly an alternative treatment option. ...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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I took two lamictal today, but I was only suppose to take one (25mg a piece) is this going to be ok?

Not a problem: This will have no untoward effects. Just go back on your usual schedule and do not worry about the one extra pill. ...Read more

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Can lamictal be taken as (1) 50mg tablet in the am and (1) 50 mg tablet in the pm. Rather than all at once?

Can? Yes; should???: Can it be taken that way, yes. Should it be taken that way, depends on what your doctor is treating and also what works for you. ...Read more

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I feel I've been prescribed lamictal prematurely. Can taking this medicine without an actual diagnosis hurt me?

You don't state what: It has been prescribed for. Is it for a seizure disorder or is it for major depression or for a form of bipolar disorder. Please resubmit the question and include that information. As far as it hurting you, the only thing you really
jneed to be aware of is possibility of allergy. That could include rash or any problem from the neck up including swollen glands, swollen lymph nodes, hi sores in your mouth, headaches, or sores around your eyes or swelling around your eyes. ...Read more

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I was given Lamictal to "control my impulses" what does this mean? How do I need to feel to know that the med is working?

See a psychiatrist: Presumably your psychiatrist prescribed lamotrigine (Lamictal) for impulsivity (acting on whims without thinking of the long-term consequences). Impulsivity can be found in patients with bipolar disorder, drug abuse, ADHD, and personality disorders. See your psychiatrist to discuss whether your symptoms improve with Lamictal. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a695007.html ...Read more

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I typically take 200 mg of lamictal in the a.M. And 300 mg at night. I just accidentally took my evening dose. What should I do?

Tonight: Take your morning dose of 200 mg rather than 300mg the tomorrow go back to your regular dosing schedule. ...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