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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 (Definition)

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: ...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 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

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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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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?

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

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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?

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

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What does Lamictal make you fail a drug test for?

What does Lamictal make you fail a drug test for?

Synthetic: Cannabinoids and occasionally PCP have been reported as false positive drug screen results for people taking Lamictal. ...Read more

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Can lamictal show up as a false positive on a drug screen?

Can lamictal show up as a false positive on a drug screen?

Yes: There have been cases where Lamictal has tested positive for pcp and possibly other synthetic drugs due to its molecular structure. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Use lamictal many years as mood stabilizer. Very few side effects & no weight gain. Stopped working. What other drug to try w?

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

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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?

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

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Irritable, and I rarely want human interaction. Is that the medicine (lamictal) or my bipolar symptoms?

Irritable, and I rarely want human interaction. Is that the medicine (lamictal) or my bipolar symptoms?

Most likely your BPD: However, if these symptoms came about with being started on lamictal, you may want to talk to your prescribing doctor about them. Bipolar disorder can present sometimes with severe mood irritability which can affect interpersonal relationships. ...Read more

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I'm bipolar 1 and take lamictal 150 mg and topamax 100mg is this enough medicine to keep my moods stable?

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

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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!

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

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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

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I have excessive hair loss for 2 months twice a year. Could the drug lamictal cause this.

I have excessive hair loss for 2 months twice a year. Could the drug lamictal cause this.

Unlikely: Hair loss is not a common side effect of lamotrigine (lamictal). The periodic nature (two months, twice a year) would be unusual for a drug-related side effect as well (assuming you have been taking it for a while). The hair loss is probably something else. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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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?

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?

Good question: Transaminases (alt / ast) and albumen are ok? Sounds like Lamictal is being titrated. Carbamazepine 10-11 epoxide should be checked as well as the cbc. Need a bit more information. He neurologist needs to discuss this (there are other reasons for elevated ggt). ...Read more

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What are drug interactions for taking the following medication together: Seroquel, Ambien, Propranolol, lamictal, klonipin, and adderrall?

What are drug interactions for taking the following medication together: Seroquel, Ambien, Propranolol, lamictal, klonipin, and adderrall?

Sedation: Several of the meds Seroquel, Ambien, Lamictal, Klonipin cause drowiness.
Ambien is a sleeping pill.
Why would you take Adderall a stimulant with a sleeping pill. Try to follow pill directions from doctor as labelled on vial. That way you may avoid serious drug interactions. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Lamictal: Lamictal. Has proven to reduce the risk of recurrence of bipolar disorder and people who have recovered from an acute episode of illness

if drug cravings were in the context of an episode of mania or depression then yes Lamictal may help by preventing their recurrence. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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


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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