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Lamotrigine overdose cause skin rash and angioedema

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A 23 years old female presented to Lincoln Medical and Mental Health center with skin rash and angioedema after she received 20 pills of lamotrigine 25 mg, and the patient used to take this medication before two tables a day for many months, after she received the appropriate management she improved. After reviewing MEDLINE we found a few cases reported life threatening complications related to lamotrigine intoxication and sudden increase the dose, so we should be aware about these complications before prescribing this medication.

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Alkayem, M. and Assallum, H. (2013) Lamotrigine overdose cause skin rash and angioedema. Open Journal of Internal Medicine, 3, 63-65. doi: 10.4236/ojim.2013.32016.


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