Jeremy Stewart is a 44-year-old married father of three who sees you for a psychiatric evaluation. Jeremy is a professor at a local college, where he teaches art. He also has a small art studio close to campus where he paints. As his psychiatric nurse practitioner, you diagnose Jeremy with bipolar I disorder, most recent episode depressed.
When treating a patient for bipolar disorder, you have several medications from which to choose. You decide to start him on Lamictal (lamotrigine).
Based on the first initial of your last name, address the following in your initial post.
1. Iâ€“O: What are the most serious adverse effects you would educate Jeremy to immediately report to you? Identify any important drug-drug, food-drug, substance-drug, or herb-drug interactions with Lamictal. What is Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS)? What are the risk factors for SJS? What are the signs and symptoms of a rash due to SJS versus a benign rash?