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Celexa vs. Lamictal for Bipolar Disorder

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Celexa

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Other Names: Citalopram   Cipramil   Seropram   Selexa

Lamictal

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Other Names: Lamotrigine   Lamictal XR
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 122,697 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Citalopram ( trade names: Celexa, Cipramil) is an antidepressant Medication of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It has U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to treat Major depressive disorder, and is prescr... Read more on Wikipedia
Lamotrigine, marketed in the US as Lamictal by GlaxoSmithKline, is an anticonvulsant drug used in the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder. It is also used as an adjunct in treating depression, though this is considered off-label usage. Fo... Read more on Wikipedia
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By gemma louise
March 23, 2014
gemma louise wrote
euthoria happier feeling lamictal and abilify
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By irishscottish
February 14, 2014
irishscottish wrote
celexa
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By kcmetric
December 13, 2013
kcmetric wrote
Incontinence with Lamictal
I've experienced the same. I was on 250 mg and now am down to 50. Trying to get off for various reasons.
JJ  |  March 8, 2014
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By uhhhhhm
December 5, 2013
uhhhhhm wrote
Lamictal side effects
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By straczyk
November 29, 2013
straczyk wrote
Lamictal and Fatigue
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By gemma roberts
November 17, 2013
gemma roberts wrote
moition sickness
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By jeff
November 14, 2013
jeff wrote
celexa withdrawel and toothaches
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By MikeG333
September 26, 2013
MikeG333 wrote
Memory loss-Lamictal
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By mitch
August 9, 2013
mitch wrote
lamictal and 3 years of dry heaves.....almost daily
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What patients are saying about Celexa + Lamictal + Bipolar Disorder

739 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
I was going to take Lamictal 200 mg, Celexa 20 mg...
...more Lamictal --- Any alternatives? While ...to find another drug. I liked lamictal. Let me know if ...was the titration dosing? I was going to take Lamictal 200 mg, Celexa 20 mg ...
for many years no problem, obgyn switched me to zoloft...
...for many years no problem, obgyn switched me to zoloft and I went bonkers. People dont know that some AD's can push a borderline person over the edge into bipolar. I almost died from the damn...
or the lamictal? Coming down from Celexa put me through...
...happy with it. I'm on Lamictal and Celexa (20 mgs) and thought about ...from? the disease or the lamictal? Coming down from Celexa put me through spells of ...it was coming from the lamictal...
switched me to welbutrin because he thought the celexa that...
...I start thinking very negatively and I lose my perspective on everything. I think I am a rapid cycler and I am on cycling bad right now. I am on risperidal, lamictal and welbutrin - my doctor...
giving birth, I went back on Celexa so I could breastfeed...
...do not know the affects on pregnancy. I took this with my most recent pregnancy up until the end when I started having manic episodes. I gave birth in May of this year. I had no issue while I wa...
i tried to switch from depakote to lamictal, but it gave me...
...& i take celexa for the depression side and depakote for the bipolar, which also doubles as a seizure medication. i tried to switch from depakote to lamictal, but it gave ...double as bipolar me...
I have only been on the lamictal for a week after 2 weeks...
...only been diagnosed with bipolar disorder for about a year. I also have a lot of depression. my current meds are wellbutrin sr 150 mg ...only been on the lamictal for ...was switched from cel...
the combination of the two. I had to change from Lamictal...
....I needed the combination of the two. I had to change from Lamictal, Abilify, and Seroquel combo to that due to the costs but the results were very good. The only side effect I know of for...
celexa though --- I'm starting to feel like I did on zoloft...
...to go past 50. I'm going to halve my celexa though --- I'm starting to feel like I did on zoloft. Plus my new shrink ...me on it until the lamictal starts working it's magic. I need...
Originally, my doc put me on Lamictal and Topamax. He said...
...before and gained 30 lbs, even though I was working out daily and eating right). Turned out that was just a 'fluke' and I went back to just Lamictal. I know in some cases, such as my...
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