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I take lamotrigine for manic depression. I also have fibromyalgia. It's it ok to take a muscle relaxer?

I take lamotrigine for manic depression. I also have fibromyalgia. It's it ok to take a muscle relaxer?

SHOULD BE: It should be fine all depends on doses etc. Speak to your physicians about this but should not have a clear contraindication. ...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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Is there an alternative to lamictal?

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

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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Lamictal side effects?

Varied: Life threatening: certain rashes (stevens-johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis), neutropenia (low white cells), multiple organ failure, hepatic failure, suicide, sudden death. Less severe: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, somnolence, visual change, headache, sore throat, runny nose, diarrhea, fever, fatigue - many others. You should be under close supervision by the prescriber. ...Read more

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Can lamictal cause leukopenia?

Yes: Lamictal should be monitored over time as it can cause blood count issues. ...Read more

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Can Lamictal cause hallucinations?

Can Lamictal cause hallucinations?

Uncommon: Hallucinations have been reported with Lamictal although listed as infrequent from what I could find. Please discuss with your prescribing doctor if you think you are having hallucinations or altered perceptions since taking Lamictal. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Could 4700mg of lamictal be fatal?

Yes!: Depends on the patient and the nee, a doctor will prescribe Lamictal as high as 400 to 500 mg. Per day. 4700 mg of Lamictal per day is a massive dosage, and it can be fatal. Overdosing on Lamictal is very dangerous, and requires immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Is 25 mg lamictal safe for elderly?

Is 25 mg lamictal safe for elderly?

Lamictal & Elderly: 25 mg is the starting dose which may or may not provide the desired effect. Parameters such as liver and renal function, hypersensitivity reaction (especially rash); headache (aseptic meningitis), drug-drug interaction, delirium, depression & suicidal ideation should be assessed for at regular intervals. ...Read more

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Can lamictal cause fluid retentuon?

Lamictal/Edema: This has been reported in les than 5% cases, especially peripheral & facial edema. ...Read more

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Can you take lamictal and caffeine?

Can you take lamictal and caffeine?

Yes, you can: There are no drug - drug interactions between Lamictal and caffeine. So there is no reason that you cannot consume caffeine in moderation. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of lamictal?

Numerous: The most serious side-effect which may occur rarely is a skin rash (stevens-johnson) which is less likely when dosing is started low and slowly raised. Also, light headedness, loss of balance, mental slowing, drowsiness, fatigue, depression, drug interactions. Side effects are not excessive with Lamictal compared to other anticonvulsants. ...Read more

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What are the tests for lamictal overdose?

Blood level: Lamotrogene blood level can be checked in the lab, the therapeutic blood level is between 3-14, if the level is higher than 14, the dose should be reduced. ...Read more

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What are start up side effects of lamictal?

Slow titration: The recommendation is a slow titrtion of Lamictal due to the possibiity of sedation and most importantly the occurence of Stevens Johnson syndrom, a potentially life threatening rash, should the dose be incresed too fast. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take elaxine sr with lamictal?

Yes: Elaxine sr is similar to velafaxine, used for mdd/o. U can't use it with maoi, I am not aware of any contraindications with lamictal.To be on the safe side ask the pharmacist. ...Read more

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Common side effects of lamictal can be what?

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Common side effects of lamictal can be what?

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 more

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Does topomax and lamictal have any interaction?

No: No drug interactions between these two medications ...Read more

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What are some common side effects from lamictal?

What are some common side effects from lamictal?

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 more

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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

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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