Adding Oral Contraceptives to Lamotrigine

In the realm of healthcare, the co-administration of medications requires careful consideration to ensure both safety and efficacy. One such intriguing interplay exists between lamotrigine, a commonly prescribed mood stabilizer & antiepileptic medication, and oral contraceptives, a popular form of birth control.

Let’s begin by answering this question first:

Q: 22 year old female with history of bipolar 2 disorder is currently stable on Lamotrigine 100 mg daily dose. She has decided to begin oral contraceptives for birth control. Which of the following changes in Lamotrigine dosing is the correct next step?

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