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Re: Does lamictal cause weight gain? LostBoyinNCReturns

Posted by papillon2 on March 27, 2012, at 3:43:39

In reply to Does lamictal cause weight gain?, posted by LostBoyinNCReturns on March 26, 2012, at 20:01:26

Lamictal is considered to be weight-neutral. That is, it does not usually cause weight gain or weight loss. Any weight loss would probably be due to a general trending towards one's baseline weight having discontinued a medication which resulted in weight gain.

For example, I've lost the excess weight I gained on Zyprexa and Remeron and am back to my usual weight range, but that's not because I take Lamictal, but rather because I no longer take Zyprexa or Remeron.

Your mileage my vary, but I would not be concerned about gaining weight on Lamictal. I would be more concerned about titrating your dose very slowly so as not to develop the dreaded rash.

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