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Can lamictal start causing tiredness after six months of use?

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Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry
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In brief: Lamictal sedation

Yes it can! Lamotrigine is anticonvulsant work by attenuation of glutamate excitatory neurotransmission.
It acts in part of the brain that causes activating effects including anxiety and antidepressant actions. Which inhibits na(+) channel activity that in turn reduces glutamate release. Sedation is sign of the need for dosage reduction. Sedation should not be confused with cognitive impairment.

In brief: Lamictal sedation

Yes it can! Lamotrigine is anticonvulsant work by attenuation of glutamate excitatory neurotransmission.
It acts in part of the brain that causes activating effects including anxiety and antidepressant actions. Which inhibits na(+) channel activity that in turn reduces glutamate release. Sedation is sign of the need for dosage reduction. Sedation should not be confused with cognitive impairment.
Dr. Leonard Lado
Dr. Leonard Lado
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Lamictal sedation

Not likely unless dose changed or other medical conditions arose.
Explore with your doctor.

In brief: Lamictal sedation

Not likely unless dose changed or other medical conditions arose.
Explore with your doctor.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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