... danger in taking both daily ? Both of these drugs are being taken to control depression and mood swings . Some skin irratation has already shown in the breast area since adding lamictal to the daily routine 5 weeks ago. Doctor visit today and dosage was increased from 100mg to 150 mg after visit.
The interaction between these 2 medications is considered "Moderate." I copied the information below for your convenience.
"fluoxetine ↔ lamotrigine
Applies to: fluoxetine, Lamictal (lamotrigine)
MONITOR: Central nervous system- and/or respiratory-depressant effects may be additively or synergistically increased in patients taking multiple drugs that cause these effects, especially in elderly or debilitated patients.
MANAGEMENT: During concomitant use of these drugs, patients should be monitored for potentially excessive or prolonged CNS and respiratory depression. Ambulatory patients should be counseled to avoid hazardous activities requiring mental alertness and motor coordination until they know how these agents affect them, and to notify their physician if they experience excessive or prolonged CNS effects that interfere with their normal activities"
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