Lamictal dosing for bipolar disorder

I was reviewing some information about a new patient I will be seeing in a couple of weeks, and was surprised to see that the patient reports taking 500 mg of Lamictal for bipolar disorder. Other current medications include Abilify 15 mg, Elavil 25 mg, Celexa 40 mg, and Adderall 10 mg. I have several patients on Lamictal, and usually stop around 100-200 mg. I have taken it up to 250 mg on occasion, but I don't think I've ever prescribed higher than that and certainly not 500 mg. I... Lamictal dosing for bipolar disorder
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