Rash and itching are some of the possible side effects of Lamictal. If you truly have problems with your eyes, or if the rash has become severe, it is important to see a physician since there are possible severe reactions to this and other medications. A dose of 25 mg of Lamictal is very low and is generally just a starting dose; we often increase the dose slowly to help reduce side effects and help improve how well the medication is tolerated, but some people do have problems with medications despite this. Hope this helps! Dr. B.
No. PCP is not in Lamictal (or any other medication in its class, for that matter). However, Lamictal can cause a false positive for PCP in a urine test. You really must disclose Lamictal when taking a urine test (such as pre-employment screening). According to HIPPA, the lab is not supposed to notify the company of any legitimate meds you are taking, so you should be able to keep your medical condition private.
Can Lamictal or depakote cause false positive screening for opiates? I am not sure about it testing positive for opiates; however, Lamictal will show a positive reading on a PCP test. Until recently it was believed to be otherwise. I will provide the documented information and studies in a follow-up post.