The patient suddenly presents to the office with the complaint that the medication is no longer working and complains of increased pain. What action will the PMHNP most likely take?

The PMHNP prescribed a patient lamotrigine (Lamictal), 25 mg by mouth daily, for nerve pain 6 months ago. The patient suddenly presents to the office with the complaint that the medication is no longer working and complains of increased pain. What action will the PMHNP most likely take?

a) Increase the dose of lamotrigine (Lamictal) to 25mg twice daily

b) Ask if the pt has been taking the medication as prescribed

c) Order gabapentin, 100mg TID because lamotrigine is no longer working for this patient

d) Order a CBC to assess for an infection

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