... Lamictal? I have to change to a different one. Have been on Teva for years for Bioolar II with good results. Teva 100mg no longer available (no longer in production.) It looks like Mylan is only available for one more month at my pharmacy. What other brands gave good results? What brands gave you poor results? Thank you
Lamotrigine - What have your experiences been with various brands of lamotrigine (not name brand?
Question posted by EmmaGHart on 22 Aug 2018
Last updated on 19 January 2022 by Danzav
I feel so strongly about this. I have been taking Activis brand lamotrigine XR for at least 6 years. Whenever they try to give me another brand, especially "Dr. Reddy" I feel off. I think generics r ok, but once you get used to one you should stick with it. It is a fact that they are all slightly different. I a a Physician Assistant and patients also report similar things... so, no, it is not " in our heads" my pharmacist also agreed with meds that cross the blood brain barrier we should be consistent. Like I don't mind if they change the brand of my blood pressure meds or stomach meds, but NOT psych meds!!! I 100% felt a difference and have to literally fight to get my Activis every month. Pharmacies bid on generics each month and prices vary, this is why this happens to us... so unfair our system is. Fight for yourself and stick with a brand you like. Activis, Par and Taro have all seemed ok to me. Good luck to all. Lamictal saved my life btw...
My pharmacy seems to get a different generic lamotrigine every time I go there and the latest is by a manufacturer called Jubilant Cadista. For me it simply doesn't work. I might as well not even be taking Lamotrigine at all. At night I get about 3 hours sleep if I'm lucky and now I'm stuck with this useless prescription for another 20 days. Cadista may work fine for others, but for me it's useless. That's not to say it wouldn't work for you because people react differently. Pharmacists will tell you there's no difference between the name brands and generics. That's not so. Until my insurance company stopped paying for it I used to get brand name Lamictal. When I began taking generics they didn't work as well and it wasn't "in my head" as some people were telling me, so don't believe they're all the same.
I have been taking 400 mg (200 mg. X 2) each evening for many years. I have used brand and 3 (I'm pretty sure) generics. All seem to work the same for me.
I don't tend to go with brands. However, I started reading the paperwork and doing my research on the meds. If you live in a sunny part of the world, be very aware that Lamictal causes major photosensitivity. Use sunscreen with the highest software number
I was on Lamictal for years. It was a miracle drug for me until it bailed. If it still works for you get another brand if available. If it doesn't work for you, have you ever been on oxcarbazepine aka Trileptal? My x always called it a "brain calmer" it is.
If one high levels keep up with your labs as it affects sodium levels.
My pharmacy just put lamotrigine on the label, I'm not sure who made it. My symptoms may or may not be related to it. But shortly after starting it I became corn syrup, gluten and dairy intolerant. Even grains give me rashes that itch and hurt and flu like symptoms. The positive affects were very mild. I keep a mood journal (eMoods.com) and saw no change in my graph.
Hi, Emma! Personally, I've taken I don't know how many different generic formulations of lamotrigine over the years and noticed no difference at all.
Good luck to you!
Hello Emma, I take Lamitor OD 200mg by Torrent pharma with very good results.
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