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Lamictal

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/ 145,829 posts
Other Names: Lamotrigine   Lamictal XR

Topamax

Rx
/ 97,346 posts
Other Names: Topiramate
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 145,829 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
Topiramate (brand name Topamax) is an anticonvulsant (antiepilepsy) drug. It was originally produced by Ortho-McNeil Neurologics and Noramco, Inc., both divisions of the Johnson & Johnson Corporation. This medication was discovered in 1979 by Bruce... Read more on Wikipedia
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By april
March 25, 2014
april wrote
Weigh the pros and cons
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By gemma louise
March 23, 2014
gemma louise wrote
euthoria happier feeling lamictal and abilify
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By Amy
February 6, 2014
Amy wrote
Topomax
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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 Anna
August 30, 2013
Anna wrote
Increased weight, and memory problems
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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. Topamax

7,952 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
and I feel even better than I did on the Topamax.  I'm now...
...from Topamax to Lamictal 9 months ago, and I feel even better than I did on the Topamax.  I'm now pregnant, and still taking my Lamictal.  My doctors are ...with the Lamictal since there...
of switching from Lamictal to Topamax for Bipolar I...
...of switching from Lamictal to Topamax for Bipolar I am ...you have had on topamax. I hate...
neuros and the new one changed her from Topamax to Lamictal
...her know to get tested and give her the other info. She has also changed neuros and the new one changed her from Topamax to Lamictal...
change to Lamictal from Topamax. I am not looking forward...
...gals...I go in for my Second sleep deprived EEG, but my first MRI while sleep deprived. This time to change to Lamictal from Topamax. I am not looking forward to this. I have...
me to switch from Topamax to Lamictal...I wonder what the...
Mine wants me to switch from Topamax to Lamictal...I wonder what the big deal...
we changed from topamax to Lamictol. We are still on...
...Lamictal -- we weaned it while on the diet. Not my favorite time period! All kids are different -- but it did nothing for her seizures, caused sleep disturbances, made her ...been seizure f...
I don't really want to switch completely yet from Topamax...
...me, that since Lamictal is more activating, and since I don't really want to switch completely yet from Topamax because it has helped, perhaps I should try adding a little Lamictal (the Topamax is...
I'm on topamax for borderline personality disorder (impulse...
...on topamax for borderline personality disorder (impulse control) and ...The reason that we're considering switching to lamictal was the cognitive dulling that I am experiencing on topamax (am in...
If the lamictal ever poops out I am going to ask for TOpamax...
...drive.  If the lamictal ever poops out I am going to ask...
had the same problem before and attributed it to topamax...
...i went up to 400 of Lamictal, i can't concentrate on anything and keep getting distracted at work. now this isn't totally new, had the same problem before and attributed it to topamax. but it...
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