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Is taking pamelor nortriptyline (generic name) 10 mg at bedtime effective?

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Is taking pamelor nortriptyline (generic name) 10 mg at bedtime effective?

Pamelor (nortriptyline): At that low dose, not effective for depression, although other conditions ncan be helped, such as neurogenic pain and sleep. ...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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Depression. She is taking abilify, (aripiprazole) ziac, effexor, lamictal, congentin (sp?

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Depression. She is taking abilify, (aripiprazole) ziac, effexor, lamictal, congentin (sp?

Abilify (aripiprazole): Not uncommon combination for mood disorders, hope u r doing well on that, however, not sure what your question is? ...Read more

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Drug interactions between celexa and seroquel (quetiapine)?

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Drug interactions between celexa and seroquel (quetiapine)?

Celexa (citalopram): Depending on dose, some sedation, nausea, headache. However, the two have been used together for depression. ...Read more

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Any interaction btween Zoloft Abilify (aripiprazole) trazadon busparone?

Any interaction btween Zoloft Abilify (aripiprazole) trazadon busparone?

Potentially: Combination of Zoloft, trazodone & buspar can increased potential for serotonergic reactions which can be severe. Trazodone or zoloft when mixed with abilify can ^ risk for sedation, dizziness or confusion. ...Read more

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Can i take Zoloft with wellbutrin, adderall, abilify, (aripiprazole) Neurontin and lamictal?

Can i take Zoloft with wellbutrin, adderall, abilify, (aripiprazole) Neurontin and lamictal?

Lot of medications: I'm not sure whether these are all prescribed by the same physician? It sounds as though your bipolar disorder (from the additional info you supplied) may be quite hard to manage, and meds have been added but none removed. Perhaps you'd benefit from a second opinion about your case and possibly simplify your regimen. It could also be that your symptoms demand high intensity measures. ...Read more

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Generic brand for amoxicillin?

Generic brand for amoxicillin?

Amoxicillin : Amoxicillin is the generic name. Amoxil (amoxicillin) is the brand name. ...Read more

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Taking Lamictal, luvox, (fluvoxamine) risperdol and klonopin. Can I take adderall?

Taking Lamictal, luvox, (fluvoxamine) risperdol and klonopin.  Can I take adderall?

If by doctor's order: If you're taking these medications on doctor's order then, I cannot tell you NOT to take either one of them or any of them. But if what you're asking is whether or not it's SAFE to take ADDERALL (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) with all the other medications or whether or not it's really NECESSARY for to take ADDERALL (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) given the rest of the drugs you're taking then, that discussion should really be with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Can Adderall ir (generic) or seroquel (quetiapine) (generic) cause kidney stones?

Can Adderall ir (generic) or seroquel (quetiapine) (generic) cause kidney stones?

Stimulant & Stones: Stimulants, like adderall, as well as seroquel (quetiapine) have potential anti-cholinergic side effects, which includes dehydration, which can increase the risk of developing kidney stones. If the use of these medications is indicated for you, to reduce the risk of kidney stones, drink 8-10 glasses water (8oz each) every day.If you are having pain or blood with urination or have questions, call your doctor. ...Read more

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Is onapil a generic clonazopam?

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Onapil: These are marketed by cyril, from mumbai, india. ...Read more

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Which causes asthenia after not taking; 1-Haloperidol 2-Carbamazepine 3-Lamotrigine 4-Biperiden 5-Methocarbamol 6-Quetiapine 7-Clomipramine?

Which causes asthenia after not taking; 1-Haloperidol  
2-Carbamazepine
3-Lamotrigine
4-Biperiden
5-Methocarbamol
6-Quetiapine
7-Clomipramine?

Asthenia : Weakness can be caused by induction of an adrenal deficiency in the setting of chronic steroid use ( withdrawal ) Any of the medications listed can produce perceived weakness in the setting of anxiety. ...Read more

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Lexapro, celexa, keppra (levetiracetam) xr, Depakote ER for racing thoughts, which is best?

Lexapro, celexa, keppra (levetiracetam) xr, Depakote ER for racing thoughts, which is best?

Racing thoughts: If the racing thoughts are from bipolar disorder, Depakote is probably the best. Keppra (levetiracetam) has been studied in bipolar depression, but the results have not been so good. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21034692 Lexapro and Celexa are both antidepressants which could worsen bipolar disorder if given by themselves without a mood stabilizer like depakote. ...Read more

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Take cymbalta (duloxetine) 60, lamictal 100, tegretol 600, klonopin 2.5 for OCD and mood..Is this a safe combination..And is 60 the usual dose for cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Take cymbalta (duloxetine) 60, lamictal 100, tegretol 600, klonopin 2.5 for OCD and mood..Is this a safe combination..And is 60 the usual dose for cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Seems fine: These dosages seem to be workable although it is an intense combination of mood stabilizers. The dose of duloxetine at 60 mg is at the usual amount for the treatment of a mood disorder although higher dosages are thought to be potentially helpful for the treatment of chronic pain. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Is DEXEDRINE, prozac, and wellbutrin xl combo safe?

Is DEXEDRINE, prozac, and wellbutrin xl combo safe?

Not at all!: These do together with major risks between ALL! Don't just stop them but DO contact your Dr immediately and if there's any delay, find a good pharmacist to help you deal with this bad situation. This link might show you the risks but you can search them if it fails: But best is a Dr or pharmacist: https://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=843-4506,1115-648,440-203 Please be careful!!! ...Read more

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Which is better: Zoloft (sertraline) vs citalopram?

Which is better: Zoloft (sertraline) vs citalopram?

One is not better: than the other. However, sometimes a person may tolerate one SSRI better than another. ...Read more

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What the equivalent Paxil (paroxetine) 20 mg to zoloft?

What the equivalent Paxil (paroxetine) 20 mg to zoloft?

They're different : The therapeutic dosage for Paxil (paroxetine) is 20-40 mg, although it is often started at a lower dosage, such as 10 mg. and can go higher. The general therapeutic range for Zoloft is 50-200 mg. ...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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Out of work in a cost cutting measure -considering switching from brand lamictal to generic lamortigine...Has any one had problems with generics?

Out of work in a cost cutting measure -considering switching from brand lamictal to generic lamortigine...Has any one had problems with generics?

Try the generic: I personally have not had patients have problems with the generic for lamictal, lamotrigine. The good thing is that you know how you should be feeling on the brand; if you don't think you feel the same, then you can switch back if necessary. Good luck and let us know how it goes. ...Read more

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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

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Best time of day to take lamictal?

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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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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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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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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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Lamotrigine (Definition)

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