Just accidentally took an extra 200 mg of lamictal. What do I do?
September 4, 2010 2:27 PM Subscribe
I just accidentally took an extra dose of Lamictal. YANMD, but should I call mine?
posted by cosmic osmo to Health & Fitness (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I take 200 mg of Lamictal (lamotrigine) per day for bipolar disorder. I took one pill this morning at around 9 am (EST), and just a second ago, in a total brainfart moment, took another (meant to take an advil, muscle memory kicked in and I reached for the wrong pill bottle by mistake). So I have taken 400 mg in an 8-hour period.
Should I call my prescribing doctor? It is Saturday of labor day weekend, he is definitely out of town and is unfortunately lax about checking his voicemail (there is no other physician 'on call,' he is a psychiatrist in private practice).
Do I call poison control? Induce vomiting? I know that 400 mg is within prescribing limits for epilepsy, but this is a medication that needs to be titrated up slowly, so suddenly doubling my dose seems like it might be problematic. I know you are not my doctor, but I'm not sure what to do and how much I should be freaking out.