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Are there sexual side effects with pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) lamictal, Abilify or trazadone?

Are there sexual side effects with pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) lamictal, Abilify or trazadone?

See answer below:: Pristiq: erectile dysfunction, anorgasmia, decreased libido, abnormal ejaculation.
Lamictal: no sexual side effects.
Abilify: no sexual side effects.
Trazodone: sexual dysfunction, priapism in males. ...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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Are there any effects of cannabis on pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and lamictal?

Are there any effects of cannabis on pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and lamictal?

Recommend: You do not use cannabis both because of use of these medications and because of the conditions they are being used to treat. ...Read more

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I take 100mg Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) & 150mg Lamictal & suffer terribly from sweating, night & day summer & winter. Could this be meds or pre-menopause? 43yo

I take 100mg Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) & 150mg Lamictal & suffer terribly from sweating, night & day summer & winter. Could this be meds or pre-menopause? 43yo

Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) & sweating: Hi - Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) has an unfortunate side effect of night sweats. If night sweating is the sole potential peri menopausal symptom you are experiencing, it is likely from the medicine. However, if the sweating pre-dates the medication, then the issue does not lie with the medication. I would suggest speaking to your gyn about any perimenopausal symptoms and your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I take lamictal, pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and Abilify and have deve loped tremors. Could any of these be the cause?

I take lamictal, pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and Abilify and have deve loped tremors. Could any of these be the cause?

Possibly.: I know that both Lamictal and Abilify can cause tremors. I know that some people develop a tremor when coming off of pristiq (desvenlafaxine). ...Read more

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Can you explain my hepatic function panel? Alk phos 169, AST 58, ALT 81. I am on 700mg lamictal/day, 50mg/day pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and have fatty liver.

Can you explain my hepatic function panel? Alk phos 169, AST 58, ALT 81. I am on 700mg lamictal/day, 50mg/day pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and have fatty liver.

The alk phos: Is slightly elevated. The ast is trivially elevated and the alt is modestly elevated. None are all that concerning and would be consistent with fatty liver. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative to lamictal?

Is there an alternative to lamictal?

Yes: Lamictal is primarily an anti-epileptic drug which is also utilized in psychiatry. Numerous other drugs exist within this class, and if you are taking the drug and it seems ineffective or adverse events are present, your doctor could easiiy change to another medication. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: lamictal?

See below: 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 in adults and children. ...Read more

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What is pristiq (desvenlafaxine) used for?

What is pristiq (desvenlafaxine) used for?

Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is a fairly new antidepressant -- it's a metabolic product of Effexor (venlafaxine). It can be helpful with various types of depression and anxiety disorders. Some have even found it useful in menopausal hot flashes. ...Read more

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I'm starting lamictal, what should I expect next?

I'm starting lamictal, what should I expect next?

Don't expect an: Immediate response because you must build up the dose over time. It can be very effective. There is a black box warning for stevens johnson syndrome. ...Read more

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Lamictal side effects?

Varied: Life threatening: certain rashes (stevens-johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis), neutropenia (low white cells), multiple organ failure, hepatic failure, suicide, sudden death. Less severe: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, somnolence, visual change, headache, sore throat, runny nose, diarrhea, fever, fatigue - many others. You should be under close supervision by the prescriber. ...Read more

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Can lamictal cause leukopenia?

Yes: Lamictal should be monitored over time as it can cause blood count issues. ...Read more

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Can Lamictal cause hallucinations?

Can Lamictal cause hallucinations?

Uncommon: Hallucinations have been reported with Lamictal although listed as infrequent from what I could find. Please discuss with your prescribing doctor if you think you are having hallucinations or altered perceptions since taking Lamictal. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Could 4700mg of lamictal be fatal?

Yes!: Depends on the patient and the nee, a doctor will prescribe Lamictal as high as 400 to 500 mg. Per day. 4700 mg of Lamictal per day is a massive dosage, and it can be fatal. Overdosing on Lamictal is very dangerous, and requires immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Is 25 mg lamictal safe for elderly?

Is 25 mg lamictal safe for elderly?

Lamictal & Elderly: 25 mg is the starting dose which may or may not provide the desired effect. Parameters such as liver and renal function, hypersensitivity reaction (especially rash); headache (aseptic meningitis), drug-drug interaction, delirium, depression & suicidal ideation should be assessed for at regular intervals. ...Read more

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Can lamictal cause fluid retentuon?

Lamictal/Edema: This has been reported in les than 5% cases, especially peripheral & facial edema. ...Read more

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Can you take lamictal and caffeine?

Can you take lamictal and caffeine?

Yes, you can: There are no drug - drug interactions between Lamictal and caffeine. So there is no reason that you cannot consume caffeine in moderation. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of lamictal?

Numerous: The most serious side-effect which may occur rarely is a skin rash (stevens-johnson) which is less likely when dosing is started low and slowly raised. Also, light headedness, loss of balance, mental slowing, drowsiness, fatigue, depression, drug interactions. Side effects are not excessive with Lamictal compared to other anticonvulsants. ...Read more

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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

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What are start up side effects of lamictal?

Slow titration: The recommendation is a slow titrtion of Lamictal due to the possibiity of sedation and most importantly the occurence of Stevens Johnson syndrom, a potentially life threatening rash, should the dose be incresed too fast. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take elaxine sr with lamictal?

Yes: Elaxine sr is similar to velafaxine, used for mdd/o. U can't use it with maoi, I am not aware of any contraindications with lamictal.To be on the safe side ask the pharmacist. ...Read more

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Common side effects of lamictal can be what?

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Common side effects of lamictal can be what?

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

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Can pristiq (desvenlafaxine) cause headaches?

Can pristiq (desvenlafaxine) cause headaches?

Yes: Usually these headaches are mild, transitory, and respond to tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Can I take gravol with pristiq (desvenlafaxine)?

Can I take gravol with pristiq (desvenlafaxine)?

Medication safety: Using dimenhydrinate & desvenlafaxine together may ^ risk for "dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating" per the Drugs. Com drug interaction checker. However, that does not mean that they can't be used together - just that it creates potential risk. Discuss with your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Does topomax and lamictal have any interaction?

No: No drug interactions between these two medications ...Read more

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What are some common side effects from lamictal?

What are some common side effects from lamictal?

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

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How bad might it be to take lamictal while drunk?

Bad: Lamictal is prescribed for people with seizures, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. Alcohol is bad for all of these, but is often used by people to try to treat the symptoms, cutting back on mania or hypomania or decreasing psychotic symptoms. Problem is, those problems always come back with a vengeance, and alcohol itself is toxic. It also has many drug interactions. Talk to your doctor! ...Read more

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What are side effects of pristiq (desvenlafaxine)?

What are side effects of pristiq (desvenlafaxine)?

Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): Works well for some, with minimum side-effects, mainly slight nausea & headache &mild BP elevation at high doses. ...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