Please tell me I change to this pill for six month now and I don't want sex at all
I took lamotrigine for several years and never had a problem, sexually speaking, but we all react to medications in different ways.
Some side effects of lamotrigine may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or health care specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to lamotrigine: oral tablet, oral tablet disintegrating, oral tablet dispersible, oral tablet extended release
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking lamotrigine: hives; fever; swollen glands; painful sores in or around your eyes or mouth; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, depression, anxiety, or if you feel agitated, hostile, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.
Lamotrigine may cause severe or life-threatening skin rash, especially in children and in people who take too high of a dose at the start of treatment with lamotrigine. Serious skin rash may also be more likely to occur if you are taking lamotrigine together with valproic acid (Depakene) or divalproex sodium (Depakote). Seek emergency medical attention if you have a fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
If you have to stop taking lamotrigine because of a serious skin rash, you may not be able to take it again in the future.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these other serious side effects:
the first sign of any skin rash, no matter how mild;
fever, swollen glands, body aches, flu symptoms, headache, neck stiffness, increased sensitivity to light;
easy bruising or bleeding, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness;
upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
chest pain, irregular heart rhythm, feeling short of breath;
confusion, nausea and vomiting, swelling, rapid weight gain, urinating less than usual or not at all;
pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating; or
increased seizures or worsening of your bipolar disorder.
Less serious side effects of lamotrigine may include:
tremors, dizziness, tired feeling;
blurred vision, double vision;
loss of coordination;
dry mouth, mild nausea, stomach pain, upset stomach;
changes in your menstrual periods;
sleep problems (insomnia); or
runny nose, sore throat.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
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