Psych Central http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews Sat, 02 Aug 2014 04:28:36 +0000 PhotoPost ReviewPost 3.0 Lamictal (Lamotrigine) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=75 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=75" target="_blank"><img title="8lamictal.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/1/thumbs/8lamictal.jpg" alt="8lamictal.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: darkeyes<br /><br />Description: &lt;CENTER&gt;&lt;table border=&quot;0&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; width=&quot;600&quot;&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;74%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;&gt; &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;4&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#800000&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Lamictal® &lt;/font&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#000000&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Generic Name: Lamotrigine &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Drug Class: Anticonvulsants&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;TD P align=&quot;center&quot;&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Contents&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#uses&quot;&gt;Description&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#general&quot;&gt;General Information&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#taken&quot;&gt;Proper Use&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#missed&quot;&gt;Missed Dose&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#storage&quot;&gt;Storage&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#effects&quot;&gt;Side Effects&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#warn&quot;&gt;Warnings/Precautions&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#over&quot;&gt;Overdose&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#interact&quot;&gt;Drug Interactions&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#prego&quot;&gt;Pregnancy/Nursing&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#more&quot;&gt;More Information&lt;/a&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;CENTER&gt;&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/center&gt; &lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;74%&quot; valign=&quot;bottom&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;uses&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Description&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt; Anticonvulsants are used in adults to treat certain types of seizures in the treatment of epilepsy. This medicine is sometimes prescribed for other uses; such as pain syndromes. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. &lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;general&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;General Information&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;This information is for educational purposes only. Not every known side effect, adverse effect, or drug interaction is in this database. If you have questions about your medicines, talk to your healthcare provider.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;p&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;taken&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;Proper use of this medicine&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;To minimize side effects, take the very first dose at bedtime. Then take this medication at evenly spaced times throughout the day and night to ensure a constant level of the medicine in your body. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions. Take this medicine exactly as prescribed on your prescription label. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor. Continue to take this medicine even if you feel well. Abruptly stopping the drug can cause seizures. Your doctor probably will decrease your dose gradually. This drug must be taken regularly for a few weeks before its full effect is felt.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;missed&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Missed Dose&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double doses.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;storage&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Storage&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;effects&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Possible Side Effects&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;Some common side effects reported with this medicine include:&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;drowsiness&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;headache&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;fatigue&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;blurred vision&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;tremor or muscle spasms&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;anxiety&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;uncontrolled back-and-forth and/or rolling eye movements&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following symptoms:&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;skin rash&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;itching&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;difficult breathing&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;clumsiness&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;fever&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;irregular heartbeat&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;seizures or involuntary movements&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;warn&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Warnings/Precautions&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;This medicine can cause dizziness or drowsiness.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Alcoholic beverages can increase the effects of this medicine and should be avoided.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Be cautious when driving or performing other hazardous activities. This medicine can impair judgment.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Before taking this medicine, notify your doctor if you have any history of liver or kidney disease.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Do NOT abruptly stop this medicine without talking to your doctor.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Talk to your doctor if you are having surgery under anesthesia before taking this medicine.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;over&quot;&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Overdose&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Seek medical attention immediately. U.S. residents can call the national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;interact&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Drug Interactions&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;ul&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;li&gt;Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all other medicines that you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;prego&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Pregnancy/Nursing&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Before taking this medicine, if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant, talk to your health care provider.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page &lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;more&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;More Information&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot;size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;For more information about this medicine, talk to your healthcare provider.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page &lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;DIV&gt; &lt;TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=&quot;90%&quot; border=0&gt; &lt;TBODY&gt; &lt;TR&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top align=middle&gt; &lt;CENTER&gt;&lt;FONT face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=2&gt;Copyright 2006 PharmClips, Inc. All rights reserved. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.pharmclips.com&quot;&gt;www.pharmclips.com&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/FONT&gt; &lt;HR width=&quot;70%&quot;&gt; &lt;/CENTER&gt; &lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/TR&gt; &lt;TR&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top align=left&gt;&lt;FONT face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=1&gt;This information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions, or adverse effects. This is general information and should not in any event be construed as specific instructions for individual patients. The publisher does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of the information or the consequences arising from the application, use, or misuse of any of the information contained herein, including any injury and/or damage to any person or property as a matter of product liability, negligence, or otherwise. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made in regard to the contents of this material. The reader is advised to check with their health care provider before making any changes in their drug regimen. &lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote&gt; &lt;span class=&quot;author&quot;&gt; Last reviewed: &lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;On 8 Aug 2006 &lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;/FONT&gt;&lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/TR&gt;&lt;/TBODY&gt;&lt;/TABLE&gt;&lt;/DIV&gt; darkeyes Fri, 23 Jun 2006 15:16:44 +0000