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Hi,
quick question...my insurance stopped covering my lamictal and I was wondering if anyone knew of any drug that was similar to lamictal...I don't think there is a generic brand out there yet...i'm really bummed b/c the lamictal was working so well but oh well...if anyone knows anything that would be great...thanks so much;)
 
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yeah I'm trying to get in conntact with my psychiatrist and maybe see a psychiatrist at my school...it's kinda annoying that I'm so far away right now...
 

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Thats a real bummer Kels. I will see if there is any information that I can find and will report back if I do. TSOW is usually pretty knowledgable about medications so he might be a good person to pm if you have a chance. He might be able to point you in the right direction at least.

Good luck and like I said I will see if I can find out anything
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TL is correct. I believe you should be able to purchase generic lamotrigine, since it's not a new medication.

There are other mood stabilizers (primarily lithium and depakote/valproic acid) but they won't necessarily work as well for you as the lamotrigine.

Talk to your doctor.
 

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Actually, your pharmacist should be able to call your doctor's office to get the doctor's approval to dispense the generic form of Lamictal. In fact, I think I'd ask him/her to do so since your insurance company won't pay for the brand name. This is a situation that's commonly dealt with by pharmacists. :)
 
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Thank you all for your replies...I always feel better talking to my doctor when I have a little bit of info...thanks for taking the time to find all this info for me...you guys are the best!
 
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good news because of some insurance things (I don't really understand it all) I am going to be able to stay on lamictal which is really good news..just wanted to let you know
 

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That is AWESOME news Kels....I am sooo happy for you.

:yahoo:

:D
 

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