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Lamictal - Does this work for anxiety? What dose?

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TyreseTl 22 Feb 2021

Yes. Lamictal can be prescribe off-label to treat anxiety disorders. 61% of those users who reviewed Lamotrigine reported a positive effect.
100-150mg should be enough to treat your symptoms.


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masso 22 Feb 2021


Before you do anything I suggest byou speak with your Dr..

I have been on Lamictal used as a mood stabilizer for Bipolar Disorder. The way it prescribed is 25mgs. every 2 weeks until your Dr. evaluates your condition and you have reached your therapeutic level. The reason for gradually increasing your dose is because Lamotrigine (Lamictal) has a potential of the following:

Lamictal may cause a severe or life-threatening skin rash, especially in children and in people who take a very high starting dose, or those who also take valproic acid (Depakene) or divalproex sodium sodium sodium sodium (Depakote). Seek emergency medical attention if you have a skin rash, hives, blistering, peeling, or sores in your mouth or around your eyes.


Furthermore please read the following from Drugwatch:


Even though it’s only approved for epilepsy and as maintenance medicine to delay mood episodes in people with bipolar I, some medical providers prescribe it to treat other conditions off-label — uses not approved by the FDA.

Off-label uses include:
Panic disorder
Migraines and headaches
Rapid-cycling bipolar depression
Binge eating disorder
Borderline personality disorder
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Source: Drugwatch writers follow rigorous sourcing guidelines and cite only trustworthy sources of information, including peer-reviewed journals, court records, academic organizations, highly regarded nonprofit organizations, government reports and interviews with qualified experts.

Again speak to your Dr..

Regards, masso

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masso 22 Feb 2021

Lamictal (lamotrigine), a mood stabilizer and anticonvulsant, is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of any anxiety disorders. It is approved to treat bipolar disorder and seizure disorders.

Source: Verywellmind

WildcatVet 22 Feb 2021

Clinical studies indicate that Lamictal (lamotrigine) may be useful for certain anxieties including panic disorder. It's not FDA approved for this use but is sometimes prescribed off-label, usually after there's been insufficient response to the standard recommended medications
The medication is started at a low dose and titered up to therapeutic levels over several weeks. The dosage is dependent on the individual's response to the drug and the condition being treated.

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