I received a pamphlet of information with my prescription from the pharmacy. Within this pamphlet, there is a WARNINGS section, about side effects such as brain infection, meningitis, even death. My doctor told me a bit about side effects like feeling ill or dizzy and what to watch for as a precaution. However, she never mentioned anything about the hazardous side effects. I didn't talk to the pharmacist since I didn't think anything of it when I picked the medication up. But now, both my pharmacy and doctor are closed for the night, and I am panicking over what could happen. This medication was prescribed to me today after the probability was found that my depression and anxiety may in fact be bipolar disorder. I currently take 100mg fluoxetine daily, as well as 200 mg of spironolactone, and Aviane Birth control (0.5mg daily). I am very concerned about the possibility of developing health issues on thus generic of lamictil. I am hoping for some insight, at this point anything would help. Thank you so much for any advice or information.
Hi, Breanne! Every drug, even simple aspirin, has the potential of being fatal or making the user seriously ill and every side effect, or suspected side effect, MUST be disclosed to prevent frivolous and deceitful lawsuits.
Of course, the pharmaceutical houses also want people to be aware of these potential harmful effects, but when you look at them in proportion to the the numbers of users they become almost insignificant.
For instance, 25 million people may be using Lamictal and the real world percentage of those that will develop a serious side effect is <000.5%.
It happened to someone, but in almost 10yrs I, personally, haven't even had a hiccup.
Best wishes to you... and take your medication! WCV
PS, generics are no different than brand names when it comes to side effects.
- Lamictal Information for Consumers
- Lamictal Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lamictal (detailed)
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