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My dr doubled my lamictal dose to 200mg. I now am very lethargic and have no energy. Could the med change be the cause?

My dr doubled my lamictal dose to 200mg.  I now am very lethargic and have no energy.  Could the med change be the cause?

Lamictal: Yes, it is possible the increment on the medication could make you feel that way. Check with your physician to make sure there are no other possibilities. ...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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Forgot to pick up refill for 200mg Lamictal. Last dose was at 8 a.m. Thursday. It's now 5 p.m. Friday. Is dizziness a withdrawal symptom? Can it c

Forgot to pick up refill for 200mg Lamictal.  Last dose was at 8 a.m. Thursday.  It's now 5 p.m. Friday.  Is dizziness a withdrawal symptom?  Can it c

Dizziness is possibl: Symptoms depend on doseage, length of time taking the drug, acuteness of withdrawal. Lamictal withdrawal is associated with dizziness, mood, depression, balance, bipolar disorder,anxiety, anger... multiple. Consult your doctor. It is always best to have a taper off of a drug. ...Read more

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Can even a low dose lamictal exacberate anxiety?

Can even a low dose lamictal exacberate anxiety?

Anxiety has been: Reported in 4 % of people. Regarding sensitivity to side effects - it is variable regarding the dosing. If you just started it - hopefully, it will reduce. ...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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Is it safe to take a higher dose of lamictal than what is normally prescribed?

Is it safe to take a higher dose of lamictal than what is normally prescribed?

Lamictal dosing: High dise or rapid increase in dose can expose to risk of rashes. Please consult your doctor first. ...Read more

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I use 100 lamictal ..600 tegretol...Probably 50 lamictal because tegretol breaks it down in half..Am i even getting a therapeutic dose of lamictal?

I use 100 lamictal ..600 tegretol...Probably 50 lamictal because tegretol breaks it down in half..Am i even getting a therapeutic dose of lamictal?

Depends: If you are having poor seizure control then your aeds need re-evaluation if not then your current treatment may be appropriate the combination can also be used for bipolar disorder. Most psychiatriast evaluate these drugs by the level of mode stabilization and use levels to monitor for toxicity. If your mood is still not stable discuss with your doc about adjusting dose. ...Read more

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Increased dose of lamictal from 200 to 300 mg 3 weeks ago. Feel jittery. Clumsy & uncoordinated. Is this a side effect?

Increased dose of lamictal from 200 to 300 mg 3 weeks ago. Feel jittery. Clumsy & uncoordinated. Is this a side effect?

Yes-due to increase : Clumsy/poor coordination, feeling of anxiety/irritability can be due to increase dose.But after 3 weeks you should have seen some stability. Please report these symptoms to your doctor as you may require a gentler titration of your dose ( back to 200 mg then adding 25mg to dose weekly as tolerated may be helpful. We do not want you to fail therapy if this medication works for you. Take care. ...Read more

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Typical therapeutic dose of lamictal for bipolar?

Typical therapeutic dose of lamictal for bipolar?

Lamictal dose: depends on weight, use of other meds . Typically 100-125 mg twice a day. Be sure to follow titration schedule of physician. Too rapid a titration increases the risk of Stevens Johnson Syndrome or TEN . ...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