139 patient evaluations for Lamotrigine

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Nov 15, 2015 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 125 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Mar 25, 2011 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 125 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 25, 2010 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medicine really has helped my mood disorder. I stay fairly even most of the time. Start this medication at a VERY low dose and titrate up slowly maybe raising the dosage only every two weeks. This helped me to adjust easily and my current dosage is perfect so far but as we know everything is subject to change any day. lol. I feel almost normal again.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Feb 6, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lamictal has been like a miracle in stabilizing my moods. my moods have more level consistently since starting Lamictal. I love it. I have been taking 400mg since 2006.Lamictal has helped to stabilize my moods to an even greater extent than originally given credit for. I had a short time on half dose and the increase in mood swings and loss of emotional control returned BIG time. I have experienced none of the reported side effects .. This medication gives me a sense of balance and curbs the extreme shifts, as in rapid cycling.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 29, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am on a high dose. (400mg a day) I think that is notable since some evaluations of this medication are negative but that seems to be people taking very small doses. Not even therapeutic level ?
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 6, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lamictal has helped to stabilize my moods to an even greater extent than originally given credit for. I had a short time on half dose and the increase in mood swings and loss of emotional control returned BIGtime. I have experienced none of the reported side effects .. This medication gives me a sense of balance and curbs the extreme shifts, as in rapid cycling.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 25, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lamictal has been like a miracle in stabilizing my moods. my moods have more level consistently since starting Lamictal. I love it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 24, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lamictal continues to work as an effective mood stabilizer, my last depressive episode due to med changes was not severe as episodes before Lamictal. No side effects at this high dose either.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 13, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Given time all negative side effects I may have experienced have disappeared. This medication is an effective mood stabilizer in my regime of meds.

Jul 26, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 29, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 22, 2008 (Started Jun 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 26, 2008 (Started Jun 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 18, 2008 (Started Jul 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: finances
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 18, 2008 (Started Apr 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It seems to control partial and complex partial seizures greatly. I'm at a high enough dose now to see some effect in stabilizing depressive moods.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 16, 2008 (Started Nov 08, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

Oct 20, 2008 (Started Nov 08, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 21, 2009 (Started Jun 09, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 31, 2009 (Started Sep 30, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Side effects: dizziness, headaches, dizziness, headaches

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 30, 2009 (Started Sep 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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