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Review: Lamictal and Grapefruit





Summary: drug interactions are reported only by a few people who take Lamictal and Grapefruit together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lamictal and Grapefruit. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (view latest outcomes from 40,593 users)

Grapefruit has active ingredients of grapefruit. (latest outcomes from Grapefruit 85 users)

On Nov, 26, 2014: 1 people who take Lamictal, Grapefruit is studied

Lamictal, Grapefruit outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Lamictal (lamotrigine)
- Grapefruit (grapefruit)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Lamictal is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/a
Grapefruit is effectiven/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

n/a

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Lamictal is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a
Grapefruit is effectiven/an/a

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

n/a

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lamictal is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/a
Grapefruit is effectiven/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a

Most common drug interactions by age * :

n/a

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Can my wife who is on seizure medication lamictal take moringa oleifera?
    I also take methadone was wondering if a I could use morning a oleifera
  • Can lamictal cause false positive pcp drug screen (1 answer)
    I had a rapid urine drug screen for new employment and it shows positive for PCP. I have never taken or even seen PCP. I am so embarrassed and mortified. Needless to say my urine has been sent to a lab to see if it can rule out false positive results. I called my neurologist and my Pharmacist and both say Lamictal cannot cause false positive. So I searched internet and have found it can cause false positive PCP results? I know I have never taken PCP.
  • Effects taking lamictal abilify and pristiq
    Although I take these three drugs I am still experiencing symptoms of lethargy, lack of appetite Are these symptoms perhaps side effects of these grubs?
  • I'm on 1 1/12 mg of suboxone. would i have to go off of it if i need major surgery?
    I was taking about 5 to 15 mg of Percocet a day and wanted to get off them. If I don't take suboxone at night I get EXTREME discomfort down my left leg & can not sleep due to pressure on my lower back (that's why I had to take Percocet). I have tried NUMEROUS meds over the past 20 yrs & nothing worked. the actual problem in my lumber spine is not serious enough to have surgery at this time.
    My question is if I need major surgery and need to take an opiate pain med would I have to get off the 1 1/2 mg of suboxone so I don't to go into withdrawal (as a doc once told me)? I'm 72 & the possibility of needing surgery is high, especially since I've had breast, colon & skin cancer. thank you
  • Lamicta side effect nausa and vomiting after years of takin it for bi-polar (1 answer)
    I been taking Lamictal for a couple of years. With no side effects. Presently I starter having nausea, and dry heaves ,
    I went to the specialist they run test for stomach hernia, etc etc. they did not find any thing wrong. Today I noatice I experience nausea after taking Lamictal I experience dry heaves attacks. Nausea and vomiting is a side effect of Lamicta in a very small percentage of people. Has anybody suffer nausea and vomiting after taking Lamictal for a log period of time but not in the beginning?
    Sorry about the English. English is my second language Thank you

More questions for: Grapefruit, Lamictal

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On eHealthMe, Lamictal (lamotrigine) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

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