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Medicine For Lamictal Overdose
I feel I've been prescribed lamictal prematurely. Can taking this medicine without an actual diagnosis hurt me?
You don't state what:
It has been prescribed for. Is it for a seizure disorder or is it for major depression or for a form of bipolar disorder. Please resubmit the question and include that information. As far as it hurting you, the only thing you really
jneed to be aware of is possibility of allergy. That could include rash or any problem from the neck up including swollen glands, swollen lymph nodes, hi sores in your mouth, headaches, or sores around your eyes or swelling around your eyes. ...Read more
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
I was put on lamictal but am not too sure about it due to the side effects I've read. Is this a good drug for a mood stabilizer?
It is: This is a commonly used mood stabilizer. You are right, it does have many different side effects but for many people it is a life saver, whether it be related to help with mood issues or seizures. You should discuss with your prescribing physician your concerns. Open lines of communication are key to a healthy therapeutic relationship. ...Read more
What can I do about drug induced hepatitus they say it is from lamictal how long does it last and is it painful or am I just being a wimp?
Watchand wait-See Dr: It depends on the severity of your hepatitis and any symptoms. Often, it is simply diagnosed by elevated liver finction tests (lft's), and depending on how high your liver function tests became, will decide any action that need to be taken. Your dr. Should monitor your lft's and decide wether the medication needs to be stopped altogether and or changed, etc. Good luck. ...Read more
What happens if you don't take zoloft (sertraline) and lamictal the same time every day? (morning medicine) Take only lamictal alone in the evening. Any dangers?
Take as prescribed: By taking Zoloft (sertraline) and Lamictal the same time each day, you maintain therapeutic blood levels for the best effect. Take your medications as prescribed and discuss with your doctor if you have trouble taking them consistently about the same time daily. Best wishes. ...Read more
Use lamictal many years as mood stabilizer. Very few side effects & no weight gain. Stopped working. What other drug to try w?
Lamictal: It is important to discuss with your physician your recent experience with efficacy involving the lamictal. While your experience may suggest a need for dose adjustment (lamictal levels can be affected by hormonal status, other medications, change in generic manufacturer etc), many times changes in the severity of one's condition related to psychosocial stress is a major factor. ...Read more
I'm taking effexor (venlafaxine) 150mg and Lamictal 200mg. I'm worried about my low energy. Can these drugs cause hepatotoxicity and which are the symptoms?
Talk to your doctor: This is a good combination of medication. These meds are usually well-tolerated. Talk to your doctor about the risks, benefits and side effects of your treatment. If needed, your doctor can order tests to monitor your liver. We look for a yellow coloration to the white part of the eye or yellowing of the skin (jaundice) which suggests liver injury or disease. Talk to your doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more
Irritable, and I rarely want human interaction. Is that the medicine (lamictal) or my bipolar symptoms?
I'm bipolar 1 and take lamictal 150 mg and topamax 100mg is this enough medicine to keep my moods stable?
Possibly: Bipolar I (older term is manic-depressive) is a serious psychiatric disorder. You should be seen regularly by a psychiatrist to best answer your question. Goal of meds is to control extremes of mood swings and restore more normal functioning. Meds are individualized, so this combination may be fine for you. But be safe and keep regular appointments with prescribing doc, who should know you well. ...Read more
I'm on lamictal and zonegran for epilepsy. Random drug tests at work always show up positive for pcp. Why? I have never done drugs!
Technical answer: False positive blood tests are not unusual for many things. You should speak to the director of the laboratory doing these tests, asking whether lamictal, zonegran & whatever other meds you are taking could result in this "mis-identification"? Alternate testing procedures are often available to provide a clearer picture. Ask about this in your conversation. ...Read more
New doc put me on lamictal to help my mood for substance abuse. I can't stop thinking about drugs, have to wait a month for meds to work. What to do?
Get more support: Lamictal is indicated in bipolar disorder, so I assume that is what your doctor is treating, and you should talk to your prescriber about your cravings. Depending on what kind of drug, there may be other pharmacological options in addition to lamotrigine. However, mutual help groups like aa or na, or non 12 step groups like smart recovery or lifering secular recovery are helpful, as are hobbies ;t. ...Read more
Hi. If you don't take Zoloft (sertraline) & Lamictal the same time every day, can this cause too much medicine in your blood? Or is this just an irrational fear?
Not generally a prob: Taking these meds at about the same time daily is best and keeps your level steady, unless you take them just hours apart probably not too much med, more an issue of possibly not enough, and subsequent inconsistent effect. Just generally the same time is usually not a pbm ...Read more
Should I have mixed my medicine with a synthetic weed called jazz kush? I am on abilify, lamictal, wellbutrin and effexor. I was dared to take a hit of synthetic weed alled jazz kush. This was at 4:30 pm and its now 11:15pm when I took the hit I felt di
NO: You are being treated for bipolar disorder, and regular cannabis is bad enough in people with underlying psychiatric problems. The synthetics can be very bad, including causing death, seizures and psychosis in many people. You don't really know what you are getting. If your doctor isn't aware of your drug use, he or she needs to be. If you still feel sick, stop typing and go to your doctor. ...Read more
My brother has epilepsy he is taking 3 medicines topamax (topiramate) 100mg, lamictal 50 mg, tegretol 250mg, his gamma GT is 416 what should we do to lower it?
This is for a psychiatrist, my wife was prescribed 200 mg of lamictal, Abilify (aripiprazole) and nortriptyline. What is the chances she will develop apathy from lamictal from itself or from medicine interaction?
What are drug interactions for taking the following medication together: Seroquel, Ambien, Propranolol, lamictal, klonipin, and adderrall?
Doc says I prob have cyclothimic bipolar instead of ADHD and that's why I get cravs for drugs. Says lamictal should help control cravings. Is this true?
I am bipolar1. Take Saphris, (asenapine) Lamictal and Lithium. A dr. Prescribed Ultram for pain relief. Could Ultram cause mania or interact with my psych drugs?
Not big risk: Ultram increases serotonin like some antidepressants so it could be a trigger for mania, but if you're on lithium the risk of this is low. Almost all psych drugs are listed as "CNS depressants" meaning they can make you sleepy or reduce brain function in some people. As is Ultram. And adding another one increases the risk of sedation, but in a young otherwise healthy person the risk is low. ...Read more
I'm having VERY strange dreams. Very vivid. I believe its from the psychiatric drugs I'm on (Lamictal/Doxipen/Geodon) It started after taking cymbalta for 3 weeks then stopping. But also increased lamictal. Anything I can do about it? Not frightening
Meds and dreams: Write them down. You might get some good stories. Do it first thing when you wake up because that is when recall is best. Also....tell your psychiatrist. ...Read more
I take Zoloft, lamictal, gabapentin and ambien, I just took an oral drug test for work - can they confirm that I'm on rx if I get any false positives?
You can!: Gather together (if you don't still have copies) proof of your Rx's from the Dr (s) and simply present them if necessary. Be as confident as you can and know that for many jobs it would be illegal for anyone to discriminate against you for being treated. You might need to show them evidence - but that's fine! You should be ok. ...Read more
Hv left temporal lobe epilepsy; on 150 mg lamictal n 400 mg tegrator twice daily. Started on 5-htp time release 200mg. Wat's danger, drug interaction?
Tegretol/Lamictal: Those 2 do have a moderate interaction. This combination may cause restlessness, seizures, tremors, slurred speech, staggering walk, and feeling light-headed or fainting. If you take both medications together, tell your doctor if you have any of these symptoms. You may need a dose adjustment or special tests in order to safely take both medications together. ...Read more