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Lamictal With Lithium
What is a safer combination latuda (lurasidone) with tegretol or latuda (lurasidone) with lamictal (racing thoughts)?
Hard to say for sure: One has to see what works best for them; that is the only way to really know. Except for the rare possibility of serious rash, i think Lamictal is safer than tegretol. I would prefer the combination of Lamictal and latuda, (lurasidone) but one must try one med first, see how it works for them, and then add the next one if another drug seems necessary. Talk with your doctor and don't obsess about it! ...Read more
Chemically, lithium is a light, soft, alkali metal. It's very highly reactive, so that in nature it's only found in compound form. It's useful in batteries. As a medication, Lithium Carbonate and citrate can be used to stabilize mood in people with bipolar disorder. In these people it can help with both mania and depression. Blood level monitoring is ...Read more
Lithium: As prescribed, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Lot of medications: I'm not sure whether these are all prescribed by the same physician? It sounds as though your bipolar disorder (from the additional info you supplied) may be quite hard to manage, and meds have been added but none removed. Perhaps you'd benefit from a second opinion about your case and possibly simplify your regimen. It could also be that your symptoms demand high intensity measures. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Does prozac, (fluoxetine) lithium, risperdal interfere with 5-meo-mipt? Please, need some answers?
Is Latuda (lurasidone) a mood stabalizer? I was prescribed Latuda (lurasidone) to help with mood lability?
It can be -:
Latuda is an atypical antipsychotic medication.
Latuda has FDA indications for use with Schizophrenia & for depressive episodes with Bipolar I Disorder. It can be used as monotherapy or as adjunct with lithium or depakote. It can help with mood stabilization. REF: http://www.latuda.com/LatudaPrescribingInformation.pdf ...Read more
How effective is the wellbutrin (bupropion) lithium combination over seroquel lithium for BPD and major depressive disorder?
That is quite: individual. Each person responds differently to medications and medication combinations. It can't be exactly predicted how well you will respond to one of the medication regimens compared to the other when treating your depression and borderline personality disorder. Take care. ...Read more
Would latuda (lurasidone) be more effective for treating bipolar depression than an ssri with lithium?
Both may work.: Latuda (lurasidone) was approved last year by the fda for the treatment of bipolar depression by itself and in combination with other meds such as lithium or depakote. Lithium and ssri treatment for bipolar depression is another option; however, there is a risk of serotonin syndrome which can be potentially dangerous when used together. Prozac has been assoc. W/ more adverse effects in combo than other ssris. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cymbalta (duloxetine) 60/tegretol 600/lamictal 100/klonopin 2.5..Terrible racing thoughts..Cannot take lithium and diabetic...Any thoughts?
Can latuda (lurasidone) affect lithium levels or vice versa? Am taking lithium 600mg. Starting 40mg of latuda (lurasidone) tonight.
Drug interactions: Uncertain about whether one medication changes blood levels of the other. However, use of latuda plus lithium may ^ potential side effects like dizziness, sedation, confusion, or problems with concentration. See Drugs.Com drug interaction report. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It would be off-: Label. Abilify (aripiprazole) is often used as an adjunct with antidepressants. It is usually for depression/ mood disorder but consideration could be made to use it for an anxiety disorder. I certainly wouldn't recommend this first line - but if other trials have not worked. It would definately be appropriate if the person had significant dissociation as part of the clinical picture. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have tried pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) wellbutrin, paxil, celexa, effexor, lexapro, etc. With lithium, haliperidol &abilify. A couple improve mood. Still anxious!thoughts?
Many meds: You've tried many meds already, although there are some you haven't mentioned that often help anxiety: buspirone, beta-blockers, other mood stabilizers besides lithium, etc. But after a person has tried so many medications and still has symptoms, i'd suggest non-medication approaches: psychotherapy, mindfulness, relaxation training, exercise/yoga, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How high is my risk of impotency with my med cocktail of zoloft, klonopin, lamictal, neurontin, wellbutrin, propranolol, requip and latuda (lurasidone)?
Dr. discussing slowly weaning me off 150 lamictal & 600 tegretol for bipolar and replacing with lithium...is lithium a safe replacement?
A safe replacement: Lithium is a widely used and relatively safe drug for the treatment of bipolar disease. It should be used under the guidance of a physician knowledgeable in the use of the drug. It should be used in conjunction with regular blood test to determine the lithium level in your system and adjusted accordingly. The direct answer to your question is Yes, it is a safe replacement. ...Read more
What r possible alternatives to anafranil in treating severe purely obsessive ocd? Clomipramine along with zoloft, (sertraline) lamictal, propranolol, and trazodo
Hi-dose SSRI, CBT: On the medication side, ssri antidepressants such as zoloft (sertraline) are the most used, often at doses higher than typically prescribed for depression. It's also worth considering psychotherapy. Cognitive-behavioral approaches such as cbt or erp (exposure and response prevention) are often helpful for ocd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes,but: The two meds have been used together for numerous epileptic patients, and have minimal drug-drug interactions, and Depakote blood levels can guide dosing. Side effect profile is biggest issue. Topamax: memory and speech, kidney stones, narrow angle glaucoma, metabolic acidosis. Depakote: weight gain(maybe mitigated by topamax), hair loss, tremors, ovarian cysts, pancreatitis, osteoporosis, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer