Does lamotrigine works for clinical depression. If yes how long it takes to give results?.
Lamotrigine for depression?
Question posted by amitabha12397 on 16 July 2022
Last updated on 16 July 2022 by masso
"Our results suggest that lamotrigine could be useful as augmentation of antidepressants for treatment-resistant unipolar depression. Also, lamotrigine may accelerate the onset of antidepressant action, and therefore might be useful in treatment of major depression in general."
Source: National Library of Medicine
Lamotrigine is a mood stabilizer that is used particularly for Bipolar or Unipolar depression. It's also more commonly being used now to treat Major Depressive Disorder and has been shown to be especially effective when used with an antidepressant.
It's slow acting though and can take 4-8 weeks before becoming fully effective. It's usually started at a low dose and gradually increased depending on the response to the medication.
I've been taking it for over four years along with Wellbutrin and it has worked very well for me.
You might be interested in these User Reviews:
- Lamotrigine uses and safety info
- Lamotrigine prescribing info & package insert (for Health Professionals)
- Side effects of Lamotrigine (detailed)
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