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Lamictal Overdose (Overview)

An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. Lamictal overdose symptoms may include "blurred vision, problems with coordination, increased seizures, feeling light-headed, or fainting." REF: https://www. Drugs. Com/lamictal. Html


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What are the tests for lamictal overdose?

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

Lamictal Overdose (Overview)

An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. Lamictal overdose symptoms may include "blurred vision, problems with coordination, increased seizures, feeling light-headed, or fainting." REF: https://www. Drugs. Com/lamictal. Html


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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 is the definition or description of: Lamictal overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Lamictal overdose?

Lamictal OD: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. Lamictal overdose symptoms may include "blurred vision, problems with coordination, increased seizures, feeling light-headed, or fainting." REF: https://www. Drugs. Com/lamictal. Html ...Read more

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I take totalt 200 mg Lamictal (morning, and evening) everyday, but on different times. Is this any dangerous? Overdose? Or is this totally okay?

I take totalt 200 mg Lamictal (morning, and evening) everyday, but on different times. Is this any dangerous? Overdose? Or is this totally okay?

Lamictal 100 mg: Twice a day is a reasonable dose so long as t you don't have side effects. Typically we gradually increase the dose by 25 mg every two weeks as to minimize the risk of a serious rash. ...Read more

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What happens of you suddenly stop taking lamictal?

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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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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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?

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 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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How bad might it be to take lamictal while drunk?

Bad: Lamictal is prescribed for people with seizures, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. Alcohol is bad for all of these, but is often used by people to try to treat the symptoms, cutting back on mania or hypomania or decreasing psychotic symptoms. Problem is, those problems always come back with a vengeance, and alcohol itself is toxic. It also has many drug interactions. Talk to your doctor! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of having to use lamictal?

What are the side effects of having to use 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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How long after lamictal does poor eyesight get better?

Lamictal vision: Some patients experience visual changes when started on lamictal. If these changes persist, the patient should see an eye doctor and may have to consider discontinuation of the medication. Discontinuation of the medication is not usually necessary as the visual complaints typically resove within a few weeks. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of reducing lamictal by half?

What are the side effects of reducing lamictal by half?

Diagnosis?: Lamictal is used for the treatment of epilepsy as well as psychiatric conditions such as bipolar depression if prescribed by a doctor do not change the dosage without his or her advice! ...Read more

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Can you get akathisia from sudden cessation of lamictal?

Can you get akathisia from sudden cessation of lamictal?

No: Akathisia is not reported as a side effect of lamictal. It's more common with anti-psychotics such as Haldol (haloperidol) etc. ...Read more

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While taking lamictal 100mg, does that hurt my fertility?

While taking lamictal 100mg, does that hurt my fertility?

No: There is no known association between Lamictal and either female or male fertility. Lamictal is a pregnancy category c drug, which means it can be used in pregnant women if the benefits justify the risks. No fertility problems are known, though. ...Read more

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