Warning about lithium and lamictal

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CapninHapnin
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   Posted 1/24/2007 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Warning! I got tired of swallowing so may pills so I decided to try chewing them up instead. Don't do it! They taste awful.

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   Posted 1/24/2007 8:50 AM (GMT -7)   
nono  LOL you naughty Cap - serves you right tongue
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   Posted 1/26/2007 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Capnin,

Thanks for putting one Great Big Smile on my face today!

And it was the first smile ALL day!

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   Posted 1/26/2007 4:48 PM (GMT -7)   
EEEWWWW!!!!! I've had my Lamictal stuck in my throat and it is so....bitter?....I don't know, indescribable! Again....EEEWWWWW!!! Also xanax tastes about the same, it disolves very quickly in your mouth and unless I have a drink right next to me, I can taste it too.
Thanks for the laugh though!
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   Posted 1/31/2007 6:18 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL LOL.... good to know! :)
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gaz
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   Posted 1/31/2007 2:36 PM (GMT -7)   
i also take lithium and lamical i also chew them because i cannot swallow them whole i dont mind the taste probaly because i have been chewing them for years

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   Posted 2/1/2007 7:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Dude-

It says don't chew the lamictal on the bottle... don't think it effects the absorbtion rate

After taking so many pills, I could probably swallow a horsepill. Also, thinking about getting off of my antidepressant and going strictly with the Lamic. That stuff is my guy despite the $200 monthly cost. I can afford it, but lordamercy. Haven't been around because of this decent run of stability. Hope everyone has been doing well lately.

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   Posted 2/2/2007 5:39 AM (GMT -7)   
It's great to hear you're stable D_J yeah
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   Posted 2/5/2007 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   
It also says on the Lithium bottle not to chew it.  The kind I take is extended release.  If extended release tablets are chewed it would be absorbed right away instead of over a period of time.  This could lead to higher levels of lithium than you want.
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