anybody have any info on Lamital. Good Bad what ever one can can give me Thanks
Hi Barbles... Lamictal is a medication for anxiety and specifically for social anxiety. That is what my Dr. gave it to me for anyway. I loved it. I was very isolated and it really helped me actually want to get out of the house. Unfortunately, my medicaid ended and I could not even afford the generic form because it is expensive. Now that I have medicare and find myself isolated once again I am going back to the DR. to get back on it because it really worked for me.
A couple of things I remember... You have to be weaned on and off of this medication. You cannot take it with Lyrica... I had to agree to stop taking my Lyrica before he would start me on it. It gave me more energy. I did not suffer any side effects except that I was a little loopy when I first started taking it... everyone thought I was on something... LOL... but once my body got use to it the loopiness went away. There are other drugs, antidepressants and antianxiety medications included, that interact with it, so be sure your physician knows everything you are taking... everything.
Good luck and I hope this was a little helpful. If you take it, I hope it works for you as well as it worked for me... Please let me know how it works with you.
I found this as a good general description of the drug.
Lamotrigine (marketed as Lamictal (pronounced /ləˈmɪktəl/) by GlaxoSmithKline) is an anticonvulsant drug used in the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder. For epilepsy it is used to treat partial seizures, primary and secondary tonic-clonic seizures, and seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Like many other anticonvulsant medications, Lamotrigine also seems to acts as an effective mood stabilizer, and in fact has been the only FDA approved drug for this purpose since lithium, a drug approved almost 30 years earlier. It is approved for the maintenance treatment of bipolar type I. Chemically unrelated to other anticonvulsants (due to Lamotrigine being a Phenyltriazine), lamotrigine has relatively few side-effects and does not require blood monitoring in monotherapy. The exact way lamotrigine works is unknown. Some think that it is a sodium channel blocker, though it is interesting to note that lamotrigine shares very few side-effects with other, unrelated anticonvulsants known to inhibit sodium channels, (e.g. Oxcarbazepine), which may suggest that lamotrigine has a different mechanism of action. The drug information provided at the time of prescription notes that "it is thought to work by restoring the balance of certain natural substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain." Lamotrigine is inactivated by hepatic glucuronidation.
- Lamictal Information for Consumers
- Lamictal Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lamictal (detailed)
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