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Re: Started Geodon, off Zyprexa--scott Roo

Posted by SLS on September 28, 2001, at 22:06:39

In reply to Re: Started Geodon, off Zyprexa--scott, posted by Roo on September 28, 2001, at 14:29:59

> Scott--
> How do you like Lamictal? I just started it. Got
> the rash last time I tried it, but we're starting
> very low and slow this time.

Hi Roo.

I have yet to hear of someone who cannot avoid the rash-reaction by titrating Lamictal slowly in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.

Lamictal has produced a mild antidepressant effect for me that has been stable at 300mg/day. For many people, it is a very "clean" drug as it tends not to produce any side effects. You might notice a bit of trouble with memory early on, but it is not nearly as disruptive to cognition as the other anticonvulsant mood-stabilizers. I see that it is now used to treat both bipolar and unipolar depression. I think Lamictal is well worthwhile to explore fully. The average effective dosage seems to be around 200mg, with a range of between 100mg - 300mg.

Good luck.

- Scott




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