Lamictal

Last Update May 2, 2016
Lamictal is a bipolar medication and an epilepsy medication.
Uses: Lamictal is prescribed for Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Seizures and Epilepsy and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Read More
Other brands: Lamotrigine, Lamictal XR
Lamotrigine, marketed in the US as Lamictal by GlaxoSmithKline, is an anticonvulsant drug used in the treatment of epilepsy and...
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Positive 21,623 "Just go slow on titrating up on the lamictal. Slower is better. Read about it on crazymeds and on psycheducation.org... "Read more positive discussions
Negative 17,337 "If you developed the Lamictal rash, quit taking it ...Once I went too fast and ended up curled up in the fetus position in my truck crying till I took a small dose to get past the withdrawls.... "Read more negative discussions
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why are my ears randomly plugging up
| suemorse
I don't know if serequel causes my ears to plug up, but I had my ears checked 9 years ago and the ENT could find nothing wrong. Since I was going months without this happening I didn't pursue it.
In the last 6 months I have had my ears plug, almost everyday, or part of a day. sometimes its both ears, sometimes only one. When both ears are plugged it can cause some pain. i have tried chiropractors, decongestants homeopathic remedies, ear poppers, etc. The only thing that gives me relief is lying down for at least a half an hour. i always wake up with clear ears. I haven't had a cold in ages, and I have never had sinus issues. Anyone else have some ideas? I currently take 300 mg, and I have taken up to 400 mg. I also take 200 mg of lamictal.
Giffordwayne
April 30, 2016
Yes I have taken seroquel for 10 years up to 200 mg a day . my ear plug sensation never goes away . I stopped it for a month but did not help. I don't know how common this is with Seroquel.

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Worried that Lamictal plays a part in endometriosis. Good or Bad?
| endoestroqueen
I recently had a lap and ablation for severe endo. I'm attempting to change my diet and considering tapering off the 200mg Lamictal slowly. I cannot take any sort of birth control due to high blood pressure. Lupron was offered, but I am terrified of it. I really could use some insight as to what happens to estrogen levels when Lamictal is stopped. Does the drug help the estrogen fed beast? Or does it make it worse...

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Epilepsy M.E, Fibromyalgia -;contraindications
| Sabine Dunne
EPILEPSY and LDN... any advice??

M.E, Fibromyalgia aswell.
Lyrica for pain and seizures, Lamictal for seizures, Cypramil also. Sorry I can't recall generics, brain fog.

Another big concern is contraindications as I have had countless very bad reactions with meds over the years. That's also a big concern for my GP

Thank you very much

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LDN and EPILEPSY
| Sabine Dunne
Lamictal, Lyrical and Cypramil (can't remember generics)... for Epilepsy, M.E and Fibromyalgia

Basically I'm wondering has anyone the same "illnesses" and had any reaction. Epilepsy being my biggest concern.
I've had so many reactions to many medication it worries me.
My doctor is concerned about the same thing happening. ..
Can anyone help???

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Sex drive thru the roof with 200mg Lamictal
| Brina1234
I am currently on Lamictal 200mg a day plus xanax. I noticed a change when I went from 75 mg to 200mg. I am soooo sexual. I send my husband texts about how bad I want to f**k his brains out, and I get soaking wet daily. Any other females experience this??? It's incredible and I don't ever want it to go away

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Rapid Cycling Mixed Bipolar
| Cerementheart
? get seroquel 300 for rapid cycliyc mixed bipolar with Lithuril 1200 and lamictal 100 . ? feel okay usually but i feel severely suicidal i use effexor max 600 mg . if i fell too manic i get +600 lithuril .
Cerementheart
January 15, 2016
when i feel*

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Lamictal and diapers...
| Dna15
Lamictal seems to work somewhat for depression BUT - over 50 MG a day I begin to experience incontinence. It got worse and I couldn't stand 200mg a day in divided doses because I was in adult diapers. Had to stop taking it.

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Terrible Taste in mouth from Strattera. Strange sensation in head and chest.
| JohniBee
I'm ramping up to 80mg/day of atomoxatine (Straterra). I'm at 65mg/day now and the taste in my mouth 24/7 is almost unbearable. Can't really describe it. I'm taking it for treatment-resistant Major Depressive/Bipolar Disorder. I'm atypical, hence my shrink prescribing Strattera. I've been on everything including 7 electro-convulsive therapy treatments which set me free for 3 months then I dropped like a rock, the same as with all the meds that worked in the beginning for different periods. The best was Lamictal which worked like a dream for 3 years. Any way, so far the Strattera is helping with my depression. Not as much as I would like, but it's better than nothing which is more than I can say about all other meds I've been on. I feel this strange anxiety also all the time. I'm able to sleep fairly well, though. It's kinda like amphetamines without the sped up mania effect.

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| Wyllyness
When I first started Lamotrigine /Lamictal a few years ago, I had dry heaves and nausea about 1 to 2x a month. Not too bad, just annoying. Stopped taking it for a while, and the symptoms went away. Started them back up again, and now, every couple of days or so, and it's becoming more frequent and much worse as I go, I am having nausea and dry heaves if I even just move around. So, I get stuck in bed all day. I stopped taking it again a few days ago and it's much worse. Could be severe withdrawal symptoms, but I am looking forward to it going away.

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| lorib
I take Lamictal and Thyroxine. My doctor looks at my blood test, sees that my thyroid is high, and treats my low thyroid by lowering the Thyroxine. He brings it down - I feel terrible. His answer is to lower the dosage further. I've since raised the dosage to very high levels - I feel great!
October 4, 2015
Ask your doctor to check you for Hashimoto's. It is an autoimmune disease affecting the thyroid. Most have to take high doses of thyroxine to suppress the TSH. It's more and more common lately. The blood tests you'll need will include: TSH, free T3, T4, thyroglobulin antibodies, & TPO.
Hope this helps. :)

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Strength : 2 mg
Pill imprint : LTG;2
Color : White
Shape : Round
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Strength : 5 mg
Pill imprint : GX;CL2
Color : White
Shape : Oval
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Strength : 25 mg
Pill imprint : GX;CL5
Color : White
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Strength : 50 mg
Pill imprint : LAMICTAL;XR;50
Color : Green
Shape : Round
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Strength : 100 mg
Pill imprint : LAMICTAL;XR;100
Color : Orange
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Strength : 150 mg
Pill imprint : LAMICTAL;150
Color : White
Shape : Hexagon (6 Sided)
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Strength : 200 mg
Pill imprint : LAMICTAL;XR;200
Color : Blue
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Strength : 300 mg
Pill imprint : LAMICTAL;XR;300
Color : Gray
Shape : Oval
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C Pregnancy category (FDA)
Before taking Lamictal during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Alchohol warning on Lamictal
There may be a negative interaction between Lamictal and alcohol.
How do I obtain Lamictal?
Prescription in the USA
How do I take Lamictal?
Pill
What dosages are available?
2 mg Tablet, 5 mg Tablet, 25 mg Tablet, 50 mg Tablet, 100 mg Tablet, 150 mg Tablet, 200 mg Tablet
Ingredients
Lamotrigine
Approval Date
December 27, 1994
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