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Many doctors may prescribe lamotrigine (Lamictal) for depression.

Dosage

During the first two weeks, patients typically take 25mg of lamotrigine every day. Then the dosage amount will increase to 50mg for week 3 to week 5. Maintenance dosage amounts are 225mg to 375mg a day. Always follow your doctor’s dosing schedule, as dosing may differ from patient to patient.

Side Effects

  • dizziness
  • headache
  • diplopia
  • nausea

FAQ

Is lamotrigine good for depression?

It can be used to stabilize the mood for some people.

How long does lamotrigine take to work for depression?

It can take several weeks for lamotrigine to work.

Does lamotrigine cause depression?

No, lamotrigine does not cause depression.

Does Lamictal work for unipolar depression?

Yes. Lamictal can be used for unipolar depression.

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