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Is it better to take lamotrigine at night?

Medically reviewed by Carmen Pope, BPharm. Last updated on Sep 23, 2022.

Official answer


You should take lamotrigine at night if it makes you sleepy and if you are prescribed it once a day. But if it doesn’t make you sleepy or if it tends to keep you awake, then take it first thing in the morning. If you are prescribed lamotrigine twice a day, then space out the dosages as much as you can, which means taking one dose first thing in the morning and one dose at night.

  • How and when to take lamotrigine. 2022. NHS.,with%20a%20drink%20of%20water.

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