Lamotrigine interactions

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Can I take chantix if currently taking lamotrigine (150 mg 2x daily) for epilepsy (petit-mal)
I have just been to see the neurologist and she has supplied me the names of these two medications Lamotrigine or topiramate, which i am to decide which one to use. I have done some research on these two medications mainly on there side effects. A decision will be made on this once I have been to have an EEG.
Husband takes Adviar, ProAir FHA, Simvastavin, bisoprolol, lisinopril, lamotrigine, luvox, pramipexole DI-HCL, amantadine, Cerefolin Nac; he is sleepy all the time and still no diagnosis for strange symptoms including poor memory, visual hallucinations (small animals), feeling of having extra body parts. MRIs negative. Could some of the medications be interacting w/ each other or by themselves, be causing these symptoms?
There is no drug-drug interaction between the HCV therapy drug Incivek and the bi-polar drug lamicta.(below) Drug Interactions Results Drug interactions for the following 3 drug(s): SaveNew list Unsaved Drug List interferon alfa-2a The interactions information for this drug may not be up to date. More...
Advair, 250/50 2X/day (contains a steroid) Prevacid, 30mg 1X/day Detrol, 2mg 1x/day Ranitidine 150mg 1X/day Lamotrigine 100mg 2X/day (this is being used experimentally for the nerve pain in my feet - I had been unable to walk due to the pain but this medication has given me back some limited mobility. I can't find any information about how this drug would interact with Tysabri, which concerns me) Would you recommend changing/discontinuing any of these medications before starting on Tysabri?
I am on 300mg cynbalta and 100mg of lamotrigine can I take these tohether without any interactions and if so what
Only a few interactions between lamotrigine and other drugs have been identified. Lamotrigine increases the plasma level of carbamazepine and its metabolites. Carbamazepine lowers the concentration of lamotrigine in the blood. Valproate doubles the plasma level of lamotrigine, and the level of valproate is decreased by about 25% in people taking lamotrigine. Phenobarbital and primidone lower the plasma level of lamotrigine by about 40%.
Namaste, Interactions between lamictal(lamotrigine) and Sarafem (fluoxetine) MONITOR: Central nervous system- and/or respiratory-depressant effects may be additively or synergistically increased in patients taking multiple drugs that cause these effects, especially in elderly or debilitated patients. MANAGEMENT: During concomitant use of these drugs, patients should be monitored for potentially excessive or prolonged CNS and respiratory depression.
Morning IL I think she means gabapentin (neurontin). Perhaps only a psychopharmocologist as you sais can answer this. Both are anticonvulsents.
Zolpidem-ambien 10mg 2. depression 2.Lamotrigine-lamictal 150mg X2 3. hearing things 3.Hydroxyzine-vistaril 25mg 4. seeing things 4.Geodon 40mg 5. headache 5. Naproxen 500mg 6.
She is currently taking Cymbalta, Lamotrigine, Seroquel and Ziprasidone. She has been depressed for a few years but it suddenly got worse since she started to take ziprasidone. She has been taking it for about 2 weeks now. She informed us that she is hearing voices telling her to harm herself. She has experimented in cutting in the past, but yesterday she did it to the extreme resulting in numerous cuts to her arm. Is taking these four medications together a detriment to her mind set?
In the USA they don't use it often because of its interactions with other drugs. They substitute it for oxcarbazepine (trileptal) 1200-2400mg. The latrter has less interactivity with other drugs. This one appeared later as an alteration of the first by changing an oxygen molecule. What is strange to me, your pdoc used the generic name of the drug, usually they write the brand name so that the pt is also aware of what he is taking. e.g.
What are the drugs "carbamazepine" and "lamotrigine" for? My doctor wants me to take them. The "carbamazepine" makes me not be able to walk straight,, dizzy, fuzzy thinking. Is this normal? I am a over 70 years old.
I entered all of the drugs at once and found no interactions between the Psych meds and the Hep C meds except minor interactions between Citalopram and the Protease Inhibitors. Also a warning about seisure risk with Wellbutrin and Pegasys, but many of us are on those 2 meds and we are fine. They just want it monitored. Of course, because I entered al of them at once, reactions between the psych meds showed up, but you would not taking all of them anyway, just one and the Hep C meds.
She stated that there were no interactions with my medications. Perhaps I should consult with my cardio Dr and my EP. I did not know that these drugs interfere with my heart. Please tell me how you know this information?
Red Bull energy drink has taurine which by itself is unsafe (I know having taken it once in the past, now I always ask my psychiatrist about potential side effects before taking anything that could potentially cause interactions) but because it also has caffeine has had noted interactions that can be of concern. Both together might just trigger mania which would actually make it more difficult to concentrate.
I have been well managed for 5 years on a combination of lamotrigine, venlaflaxine , and Zoplicone. I have been bipolar, well all my life obviously but not properly diagnosed until 27. My swings are so predictable, I mark them on a calendar to know when to expect one. Usually every 70-90 days. I have no psychological symptoms but the physical are still there. That's let's me know I'm swinging for sure. You should implore the help of a young psychiatrist.
She said the dose used in the study was 2000mg a day for bipolar, and she couldn't see any interactions. It is an amino acid which is naturally in the body anyway, this is just giving it more. If you are going for surgery it is recommended you stop this before hand as it can cause some bleeding issues as it thins the blood a bit. I'm at about day 6 so it is still a bit early to say if it helps. I went up slowly because it can cause some nausea.
What do you think of Lamictal (Lamotrigine). I heard is good for BP and was approved by the FDA. My pdoc say that had we started it before then it's OK but now we went far by the above drugs. Can you tell me whether I can start it? Or it's too late? 3. Tegretol is not used anymore in the USA due to drug interaction. Which you think is a good MS with the least side effects? Apart from lithium and depakote. N.
Lithium synthroid lexapro wellbutrin lamotrigine nuvigil 47yr old female Bipolar-major depressive Sleep Apnea Narcolepsy Low thyroid Had multiple rounds of Electro Convulsive Therapy done in 2001--lost HUGE chunks of long term memory that never came back Increasing difficulty with short term memory Double vision (worse when lying sideways & close vision) On and off swallowing/throat problems (last sev weeks & then disappears..
And it felt like my brain was playing ping pong with my mood swings. They finally slowed down after a month. Now I'm on lamotrigine to stop my mood swings. My whole summer is pretty much taken up to get better. I hope the lamotrigine will help me with my creative side. It's nice to have that and not get all manicky. I just want to be even keel.
So with his permission we ditched the Wellbutrin, and I got a lot better. I was on lamotrigine 400mg, trazodone 150mg and Zeldox (Geodone in the US) 80mg. He also suggested that I go to the 4 week day hospital. I wasn't too keen on going to the 'mental' hospital, but I was desperate. It was good because it kept me on a routine, gave me social interactions, and they taught us mini courses on things such as assertiveness and some cognitive behavioral work. It was all very low key.
You could also consider one of the anticonvulsant mood stabilizers, like lamotrigine (you might need something else anti-manic with this), carbemazepine, or one of the valproates (but those tend to cause weight gain). Lithium is also an option, although you'd have to watch thyroid and kidney function. Again, those issues don't appear overnight. Meds will be out of your blood in 4-5 half lives of the drug.
What I have to wonder about is my medical situation, if Methadone clinica in general would think that I am too high a risk for overdose or interactions with my prescription meds. I currently see a psychiatrist, (have for about 6 years) she prescribes me: 300mg wellbutrin (approx 3 yrs) 75mg seroquel (approx 3 yrs) 50mg lamotrigine (approx 6 months) 1mg lorazepam (approx 3 yrs) I heard that they do urine testing for street drugs..opiates and benzos.
Was the spacey feeling you had last time when you took it due to anxiety? You've got to be careful with the meds and also with possible drug interactions. Minimum I would talk to your doctor. You don't want to kill yourself because all the meds caused you to be excessively sedated and caused you to stop breathing, etc. Drugs can be dangerous if not treated with respect. Your doctors would have given you treatment plans though, wouldn't they? For your neck and for your anxiety?
First things first. Lithium has less severe side effects than Lamictal in fact Lamotrigine prescribing information has a black box warning about life threatening skin reactions, including Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis and its side effects also include (Commonly) headaches, dizziness and insomnia.
Recent newer seizure drugs that might be worth trying in such intractable cases include felbamate (which has been proven clinically effective in achieving better seizure control in some persons with Lenox-Gastaut syndrome specifically)--- but note, reports of rare fatal anemia and liver damage have greatly diminished the drug's use, vigabitrin (very close to FDA approval and very safe overall), lamotrigine, topiramate (not sure if yet approved), and tiagabine (not yet approved).
//www.corepsychblog.com/2006/11/adderall-prozac-and-paxil-problem-not-solution/ and its easy to google to find more info. From reading this I get the feeling that if you want to try stimulant meds you need to be off paxil. Also, since - "Paxil is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, or SSRI. This type of antidepressant treats depression by increasing serotonin levels in the brain. . Wellbutrin is a norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake inhibitor, and is the only U.S.
Have you tried Valproic Acid or Lamotrigine ? Also, there are reports suggesting the use of Verapamil. I would suggest you consult your Neurologist regarding these medicines. Please do not let this affect your social interactions. I know this is easier said than done. But you have to keep your spirits high.
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