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20 Oct 2009

How long until effects of this drug are felt, and until side effects may become obvious.

Started 5 days ago. Today i am very anxious and irritable.

Not sure what to put it down to.

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01 Jan 0001

First, I wonder why you are taking Epitec ( Lamotrigine ) - it can be useful in Epilepsy, and also in treating Bipolar Disorder. The benefits may take a little while to show themselves, and this depends in part on how unstable and severe is the epilepsy or Bipolar Disorder it is being used to treat.
Side effects vary ( some of us are lucky enough not to experience major side-effects ) and the most common are dizziness, blurred vision, nausea, drowsiness and headache.
But whichever doctor prescribed this drug for you had an absolute duty to discuss all this with you in detail, and to make sure that you understood it. The same applies to the pharmacist who dispensed the meds to you. Never hesitate to ask them such questions, as they have both been paid to deal with this. And do not hesitate, if these effects get worse or last much longer, to call the prescribing doc and ask him to advise, based on his knowledge of your specific case.
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