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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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I forgot to take my Evening dose of Lamictal 100 mg 2 days in a row. Is this a problem? Or harmful? I take 100 mg Lamictal morning and 100 mg evening

Depends: Depends on what it's for and how long you've been using it for. Generally, it can be used for seizures and occasionally as a mood stabilizer. If for seizures, risk goes up for breakthrough seizures with non-compliance. Talk to you prescribing physician and let them know.They may want to check serum levels and adjust accordingly. ...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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Lamotrigine (Definition)

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