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Lamictal Starter Medication
Any suggestions on which medication is stronger, keppra (levetiracetam) from 1 g or lamictal 100 mg?
Dose vs mechanism: I'm not sure you can compare dose in two seizure meds that have different mechanisms of action. 3000-4000 mg a day for Keppra (levetiracetam) is the ceiling dose in 90 percent of adult patients. Lamictal titration is limited by the risk of developing stevens johnson syndrome ( i start with 25 mg twice a day and don't increase it any faster than 25 mg in 2 week increments up to 150 twice a day). Others go higher. ...Read more
I haven't taken my medication (Zoloft 200mg and Lamictal 200mg) for 2 weeks. Should I take my full dose again or half?
Am on high doses of lamictal(500mg) and effexor(300mg). Fatigue is so bad that I can't get up on time - do I need MORE medication or LESS medication?
How does male medication (lithium, lamictal, & trazadone) affect becoming pregnant and development of fetus?
Medication effects: if a male is taking these medications there is no effect on the fetus. a female who takes these medications should alert her physician if she is trying to become pregnant. ...Read more
Lamictal interacts with oral contraceptives. What would be a better method that would not interact with this medication?
I had to stop trileptal and lamictal due to bad rash. my dr still wants me to start new medication other than keppra. what other options are there?
Most medications I've tried, anti-depressants, lamictal, to name a few, make my heart thump. Do these symptoms go away?Been on Lamictal about 2 weeks
Most likely. No: Go back to the prescribing doctor for evaluation. Lamictel is a good medication but if you are having issues with the medication it is not for you. Go speak to doctor ...Read more
Changed my medication time from 10 -12 instead of 8 -10 in the morning, in consultation with my doctor. I take Lamictal and Zoloft (sertraline). Any difference?
Change in time of: taking medication can make a real difference if your doc OKs it, which he/she did in your case. Modalities such as clinical hypnosis, biofeedback, and meditation can all be helpful. Please ask your therapist about these treatments. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keep forgetting to take my morning medication at the same time every day (150 mg Zoloft (sertraline) & 100 mg Lamictal, as prescribed by doctor) Is this dangerous?
See below: You should see your psychiatrist soon and discuss your response to the med. You may need an atypical antipsychotic like Seroquel (quetiapine) or Zyprexa for more rapid stabilization of mania. Lamictal is not as good for mania. It is more effective for bipolar depression. Your dr. may want to consider Depakote or Lithium w/ the antipsychotic. ...Read more
Friend diagnosed w bipolar started taking lamictal a couple weeks ago. Any insight into medication/side effects?
Hello. Will quitting smoking cold turkey, affect my medications in any way? I'm using 200 mg Lamictal and 150 mg Zoloft (sertraline). Any dangers reagarding this?
Quit, and soon.: Are you really concerned that quitting smoking will affect your medications? The list of reasons to quit smoking is so long, and the potential benefits so great, any minor effect on your medications is negligible. If you are very concerned about this talk with the doctor who prescribed your Lamictal and Zoloft (sertraline). Regardless, at your age, if you stop smoking, your life will be so much better. ...Read more
What to do if i was prescribed: xanax, (alprazolam) zoloft, and lamictal.. Are these medications for bipolar disorder?
I currently take sertraline and lamictal but have very bad heartburn. Is it safe to take Prilosec with these medications?
It is safe to take: Sertraline, Lamictal and Prilosec together at prescribed doses. Sertraline with Lamotrigine may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty concentrating. Nonmed measures for heartburn include diet change to avoid triggers, elevate the head of your bed, avoid lying down after meal at least 3 hours , avoid smoking and tight clothes. Best regards for relief. ...Read more
What are drug interactions for taking the following medication together: Seroquel, Ambien, Propranolol, lamictal, klonipin, and adderrall?
Why is Lamictal used as an off-label anti anxiety medication? My doc just prescribed me 50mg daily and also taking Paxil (paroxetine) 20 mg.
Talk to your doc: i treat a lot of anxiety but don't use lamictal for it. you need to ask your doctor what his thought process was in choosing that medication. is it possible he thinks you have bipolar depression? there have been reports of lamictal being helpful for anxiety but its not a common or widely accepted treatment for anxiety. ...Read more
I have bipolar disorder i take medications zyprexa, (olanzapine) lamictal and Depakote 500 e.R and i smoked hash weed with medications sometimes i need an advice?
Bipolar Treatment: The research clearly shows that people suffering from bipolar disorder have the best outcomes with a combination of medication and psychotherapy. Psychotherapy should occur for an hour at least 1 or 2 times a month and sometimes more often during the course of treatment. Such treatment by good doctors can result in excellent outcomes. Smoking weed or hash is not associated with good outcomes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer