This month pharmacist said it was backordered and she couldn't get it
She sold me generic ?lamotrigene but it's not extended release.
Is this the same? Is it safe?
Seizure Prevention - I've been taking Lamictal XR for years and I've never had a seizure since I?
- 20 Aug 2017 by bfsandy
- 21 August 2017
- lamictal, seizures, seizure prevention, epilepsy, lamotrigine, generic, lamictal xr, pharmacist, prevention
I would ask her to order the extended relief. Generic should work, the only difference between generic drugs and the original drug are the fillers that they put in them. So both have the active drug. My concern would be one being extended relief and the other not being. Your doctor may increase how often you take the prescription until they can get back in stock the extended relief. I would call your doctor first thing in the morning to discuss it.
Do you know if your doctor was notified when the pharmacist was unable to fill your usual Lamictal ER?
If your not sure I would call your doctor and explain the generic & ER situation.
Reason being, ER medications and regular pills break down at a different time once you have swallowed them.
To be on the safe side I would contact your doctor first thing in the morning and let he or she know what the pharmacist gave you. It's better to be safe than sorry.
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