I just got my first prescription for lamictal starting out a 25mg once a day for 2 weeks, then 25mg 2x a day. I was wondering if its best to started out taking in night or evening or morning . I have t insomnia really bad. would not want to be a sleepy during the day more then I am. i had been taken a cocktail of Natural supplements, which I read I need to stop a few due to drug interactions . Am not sure when I should began taking it. I stop my herbal meds. as i want to aviod any bad side affects. Any advise on best time of day to take it would be help.
What time of day is best to start lamictal?
Question posted by largogirl on 23 April 2016
Last updated on 21 August 2019 by MikePharmD
I suggest that the first dose of this med be taken in the morning because you need to be sure you don’t develop a rash after taking it... But keep in mind that a rash can develop any time during the first couple years of treatment.
I take it at night as it makes me to groggy during the day
I was on lamictal for 5 years and I took it in the morning without a problem, but as we all say ; we all react differently to meds. Try the morning and see how it goes, trial and error.
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