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I take lamictal, a mood stabilizer. I get restless and have to move my leg when I don't take it. Why does this happen?

I take lamictal, a mood stabilizer. I get restless and have to move my leg when I don't take it. Why does this happen?

Interesting observat: This is a very interesting observation. Since we don't know the exact cause of restless legs, we are not in a position to give you a definitive answer. Lamictal is not a recognized treatment for restless leg syndrome, but a similar drug, Gabapentin is. Whatever is happening is that thelamictal is blocking the restlessness. For that you should be grateful. Remember however that Lamictal should not be stopped and restarted suddenly. It is meant to be taken regularly. If you miss just several days you aresupposed to start back with the starter packet so as not to develop a dangerous skin reaction. I recommend that you discuss that further with your treating physician. Best wishes for a blessed holiday season. ...Read more

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Agitation (Definition)

Agitation can be demonstrated emotionally or physically. Agitation is an expression of emotion that is a little less than anger but a little more than mildly irritated. One may become agitated quickly. In this case it can be problematic and one might need ...Read more


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I do take cymbalta (duloxetine) 60/klonopin2.5/lamictal100/tegretol--still quite anxious and restless. Would you raise lamictal or tegretol higher?

I do take cymbalta (duloxetine) 60/klonopin2.5/lamictal100/tegretol--still quite anxious and restless. Would you raise lamictal or tegretol higher?

Lamictal....: It's not unusual to see doses up to 300 or 400 a day, if one can tolerate it and if it seems to be helpful. In addition to stabilizing mood, Lamictal seems to have antidepressant and anti-anxiety properties. But the increases must be made slowly in increments no more than 50mg every 2 to 4 weeks and together with your doctor's approval. Hope that is useful info! ...Read more

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I take 400 mg lamictal 40 Paxil (paroxetine). 5-1 clonopin for bipolar/anxiety. Slept well at first now restless at night and nap 2-4 hrs. During the day. Help!

I take 400 mg lamictal 40 Paxil (paroxetine). 5-1 clonopin for bipolar/anxiety. Slept well at first now restless at night and nap 2-4 hrs. During the day. Help!

See below: Please consult your prescribing provider to help you figure out what's happening with your medication (s). Also, napping 2-4 hours during the day might interfere with your night sleep. ...Read more

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What would happen if you took 700 mg of lamotrigine?

What would happen if you took 700 mg of lamotrigine?

Potentially bad.: Most cases reporting lamotrigine exposures observed mild or no toxicity; however, large exposures were associated with severe CNS depression, seizures, cardiac conduction delays, wide complex tachycardia, and death. In adults with a serum concentration >25 mg/L, severe toxicity may occur. In patients ≤3.5 years of age, ingestions of ≥525 mg may produce severe CNS depression and seizures. ...Read more

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Lamotrigine makes me lathargic and tired?

Lamotrigine makes me lathargic and tired?

Common side effect: Those symptoms can be side effects from the lamotrigine. I'd call your physician and see if he wants to change your dosage or medication. ...Read more

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Is lamotrigine an maoi or an ssri?

Is lamotrigine an maoi or an ssri?

MAO or SSRi?: Is lamotrigine an maoi or an ssri? ANS: Neither. It is generally accepted to be a member of the sodium channel blocking class of antiepileptic drugs. I recommend using Epocrates or Drugs. Com to look up meds or ever wikipedia. ...Read more

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Do antibiotics interact with lamotrigine?

Possible: But typically, any interaction would likely be rather trivial. You can check effect by getting lamotrigine blood level, and adjust dose if necessary. ...Read more

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How effective is lamotrigine for epilepsy?

How effective is lamotrigine for epilepsy?

Widely used and a: Favourite for most epileptologists. Seems very useful in both generalized and focal complex partial seizures, with few bad side effects, if rash does not occur in the first few weeks, prompting discontinuation. There is a once daily form, allowing convenience. Is the drug I use most for my seizure pts. ...Read more

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Can lamotrigine cause weight loss in women?

Can lamotrigine cause weight loss in women?

It can cause weight: Loss in men or women. Things tend to even out the longer you are on it. ...Read more

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Can taking lamotrigine induce irritable moods?

Yes.: Although Lamotrigine (lamictal) is often helpful as a mood stabilizer, it can also sometimes cause irritability. ...Read more

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I take lithium and lamotrigine is it ok for me to have a tattoo?

I take lithium and lamotrigine is it ok for me to have a tattoo?

Good to ask: The following are links you may review before tattoo: http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/features/tattoos-are-they-safe
https://tatring. Com/getting-tattooed/Tattoos-Health-Risks-and-Toxic-Effects
Interactions with lithium or Lamotrigine may be relevant to medications that may be necessary if you have a reaction in which case you would consult your physician. Best regards. ...Read more

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How long does it take for lamotrigine to start working for epilepsy?

How long does it take for lamotrigine to start working for epilepsy?

One month: Any seizure medication takes a few weeks to have effect. During this time side effects may develop. After about one month there can be a fair judgement whether benefit is more than side effects. Best dosage may take several months. ...Read more

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Does lamotrigine work well or is there any thing better for depression?

Bipolar depression: Lamotrigine works well for certain kinds of bipolar depression. A recent large study shows that it does not appear to work for non bipolar depression. ...Read more

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Can taking lamotrigine cause low cortisol? If so, how can it be raised?

Can taking lamotrigine cause low cortisol? If so, how can it be raised?

No: Lamotrigine is not associated with lower cortisol levels. However, if taking the medication reduces your chronic stress, that may help reduce stress-related mildly elevated cortisol levels back toward normal, which is desirable. ...Read more

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What does lamictal (lamotrigine) do to someone who doesn't have depression?

What does lamictal (lamotrigine) do to someone who doesn't have depression?

Prevent mania: Prevent seizures, treat some pain syndromes. Hope this is helpfull ...Read more

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What's going to happen if I take a 5mg lamotrigine tablet if I don't have epilepsy?

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Lamictal: Depending on your age and what other meds. Are taken, 5mg. Is low dose and most likely only slight sedation until wears off. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is 250 mg of seroquel (quetiapine) and 250 mg of lamotrigine a lot?

Can you tell me is 250 mg of seroquel (quetiapine) and 250 mg of lamotrigine a lot?

Depends: If you are having a lot of side effects such as weight gain, sedation and dizziness, I would discuss this with your doctor as you may need an adjustment. Just looking at the dosages, they are not high. With seroquel (quetiapine) some patients take up to 800mg, while Lamictal can be 400mg or more depending on its use. They can be taken together safely. ...Read more

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Please explain what does lamictal (lamotrigine) do to someone who doesn't have any depression?

Lamictal: Lamictal is not usually prescribed for depression alone, but it can be helpful for people with bipolar depression. For people who need it, Lamictal is usually well-tolerated. If you don't need it, why expose yourself to possible side effects? Http://tinyurl. Com/mqosmjf. ...Read more

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Can lamotrigine (taken for my epilepsy) have an effect on any major parts of your body that I should be concerned about?

Lamictal: As with all medications there are multiple potential side effects. Please see this info from Drugs. Com to get the full picture. REF: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/lamictal-side-effects. Html ...Read more

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Ihave impotence. I with normal hermonal, I take depakine chrono, lamotrigine. Does epilespy & his drugs cause ED? Does lamotrigine not cause ED?

Ihave impotence. I with normal hermonal, I take depakine chrono, lamotrigine. Does epilespy & his drugs cause ED? Does lamotrigine not cause ED?

The drugs mess u up: Not so much the epilepsy that leads to ED...but definitely the drugs and their combination with each other can be big time cause of ED. ...Read more

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What happens if you have been on lamotrigine (50mg/1xday) for a year and you just stop taking it? Also on 20mg Prozac (fluoxetine) (still taking this).

Lamotrigine: Any dosage weaning or stopping should be done under the guidance of your physician -- while it is not dangerous to stop taking the medication at a 50mg dose, reasons for stopping the medication should be discussed with the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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In the past I used Lamotrigine without problems. Considering this, what are the chances of me getting the Stevens-Johnson Syndrome if I continue to use it in the long term?

Just watch yourself: At the first sign of a rash, discontinue it and get seen. This should prevent the rash from turning into full-blown Stevens-Johnson. ...Read more

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Will lamotrigine help dp and dr?

Lamictal: Is a mood stabilizers that helps with mood swings. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lamotrigine?

Potent drug: Lamotrigine is employed to treat psychiatric problems, and epilepsy. It is one of many meds that can help multiple patients with these issues. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of lamotrigine?

What are the side effects of lamotrigine?

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

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


Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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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