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What should I expect if I miss a dose of Lamotrigine (Lamictal)? I’ve been taking it for about 4 months, and I’m currently at 100mg. I used to take an antidepressant, and I know what it feels like to miss a dose of that. I haven’t missed a dose of Lamictal yet, but I can’t remember if I took it or not this morning, so I am curious to know what I might feel/how serious it might me.

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    • Keke81

      607d

      I wouldn’t know I don’t take

    • Keke81

      607d

      I wouldn’t know I don’t take

    • unicorn

      609d

      Thank you all for your comments. I appreciate it. I take Lamictal once a day to treat depression, so I’m guessing there might be a little variation than with treating bipolar disorder or epilepsy, but it’s good to know that if I feel effects they will probably be minimal. I’ve had zero side effects since starting it (to my surprise and delight), so I guess it’s not that much of a surprise. My previous antidepressant was awful, though, so I sometimes worry.

    • JoranTal

      609d

      Missing one dose doesn’t effect you much. I’ve been on it most of my life and have gone up to 250mg. Currently down to 150mg. Since lamictal builds in your system it will take missing two or three dosages to feel withdrawal and crappy. Don’t stress. If you remember up to halfway between dosages you’d be fine to take it. I take mine every 12 hours . As long as it’s under 6 hours it is safe for me to take it. Talk to your Dr. To make sure that’s true for you as well, if you are taking extended or delayed release it might be different. But that’s the general time with lamictal

    • Loren986

      609d

      I've never noticed a difference if I missed just one dose. Just make sure to take it the next dose because if I don't, I get sick

    • Eren2273

      609d

      The last time I missed mine, I had irritability for a couple of days and I was tired.

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