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Lamictal vs. Ritalin LA for Depression

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Lamictal

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/ 146,105 posts
Other Names: Lamotrigine   Lamictal XR

Ritalin LA

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/ 3,910 posts
Other Names: Ritalin   Concerta   Metadate CD   Ritalin SR   Metadate
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 146,105 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) is a stimulant drug approved for Therapy of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and narcolepsy. It may also be prescribed for off-label use in treatment-resistant cases of le... 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 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 MikeG333
September 26, 2013
MikeG333 wrote
Memory loss-Lamictal
I think it's from bipolar too because before I ever started on any meds I still couldn't remember much before I was about 10 also. I read somewhere that taking L-Histidine helped improve memory loss when taking anti psychotics. Guess it's worth a try
mmistycat  |  April 18, 2014
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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 Lamictal vs. Ritalin LA

18 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
just starting Lamictal. Give it time to work. And I agree...
...like you are just starting Lamictal. Give it time to work. And I agree with ...according to rxlist.com, Metadate is Methylphenidate. Looks to be long ...= Ritalin-SR; Metadate CD = Ritalin L...
I have just started Ritalin LA...I'm sure hoping it will be...
...just started Ritalin LA...I'm sure hoping it will be the one. Adderall made me crabby ...with irritability was my numbing me so I didn't care about anything. I am on Lamictal now with good resul...
put me on Ritalin LA for my ADD. Well since that day I...
...month ago I started on 50 mg Lamictal for depression. I went back ...put me on Ritalin LA for my ADD. Well since that ...it's the Ritalin? Or could it be the increase in Lamictal? If it's ei...
60mg of Ritalin LA also for my ADHD and while that does...
...or in conjunction with other meds for BP? When I increased my dose from 50mg to 100mg the change was great. My weepiness was gone. My ranting and raving mood swings ...take Lamictal ...Ritali...
take 60mg of Ritalin LA for ADHD and 80mg of Inderal LA...
...I hit 100mg of the Lamictal I started having unexplained bruising ...getting now. I also take 60mg of Ritalin LA for ADHD and 80mg of Inderal ...went up to 100mg of Lamictal. They started up ...
I still take Ritalin LA for ADHD but I take Topamax and...
...Lamictal rather than the anti depressants that I've tried for the past 15 years or so...gosh what a difference. I still have a ways to go to figure out what to take when to minimize being tired, bu...
60mg of Ritalin LA also for my ADHD and while that does...
...to me. Also do take Lamictal 50mg. That did have ...side effects. I do take 60mg of Ritalin LA also for my ADHD and while that does ...are the side effects of Lamictal that you have difficul...
Ritalin Lamictal = anybody? ) This is...
AD's and Stimulants//(Effexor Ritalin Lamictal = anybody? ) This is my morning cocktail, with ...when it comes to AD's..... Hahahahaha. Effexor - 225mg Ritalin LA - 30mg Lamictal - 300mg...
part for sure but Lamictal and Topamax are doing wonders...
...meds for both and am able to deal with life, kids, work... all of that for the first time in a very long time. It is an amazing difference for me. Mostly it was finding the right pdoc who looked at...
is from the meds (Lamictal, Ritalin LA, Zyprexa PRN, and...
...it. First off, I've been forgetful all of my ...of this is from the meds (Lamictal, Ritalin LA, Zyprexa PRN, and my ...really bad. (I think that's the Lamictal.) Oh, and very frequent sp...
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