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How effective is Lamotrigine for Depression?

Overall ratings: 3.1/5
Long term ratings: 3.4/5
On a scale of 1 to 5: 1=not at all, 2=somewhat, 3=moderate, 4=high, 5=very high

This is a review of how effective Lamotrigine (lamotrigine) is for Depression. The study is created by eHealthMe based on 129 reports from user community and is updated continuously.

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What is Lamotrigine

Lamotrigine (latest outcomes from 15,786 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

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Depression

Depression (latest reports from 1,161,461 patients) can be treated by Zoloft, Cymbalta, Prozac, Lexapro, Celexa, Wellbutrin Xl.

Trend of Depression reports

On Nov, 23, 2014: 129 people are studied for taking Lamotrigine in Depression




Lamotrigine effectiveness for Depression


Long term Lamotrigine effectiveness for Depression

Lamotrigine effectiveness for Depression (number of people):

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Overall33055338
Long term
(1+ years)
0733235

Gender of people who take Lamotrigine for Depression * :

FemaleMale
Depression69.77%30.23%

Age of people who take Lamotrigine for Depression * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Depression0.00%0.00%4.65%10.08%13.18%24.81%30.23%17.05%

Who find Lamotrigine more effective for Depression?

Gender of people who find Lamotrigine more effective * :

FemaleMale
Depression80.49%19.51%

Age of people who find Lamotrigine more effective * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Depression0.00%0.00%7.32%14.63%12.20%29.27%21.95%14.63%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • Has anyone been helped by taking lexapro and wellbutrin?
    (Asked by a 22 year old woman who has Depression, and takes Wellbutrin, Lexapro)
    I am the mom of a 22 year old who is trying to get through college and can't seem to find the right meds for depression. She is taking Lexapro and I am wondering if adding Wellbutrin will help.

  • Effect of zoloft and vitamin d on seborrheic keratoses
    (Asked by a 85 year old man who has Depression, Seborrheic Keratosis, and takes Vitamin D, Zoloft)
    Has anyone noted a change in their seborrheic keratoses after taking Zoloft? Any changes after taking Vitamin D either 5000 IU daily or 50000 IU weekly

  • Can anyone comment on recurrent depressions in fall and spring
    (Asked by a 71 year old woman who has Depression, Recurrent Depressions, and takes Zoloft)
    for many years i suffer depression twice a year spring and fall

  • Can lamictal cause false positive pcp drug screen
    (Asked by a 42 year old woman who has Epilepsy, and takes Lamictal Xr)
    I had a rapid urine drug screen for new employment and it shows positive for PCP. I have never taken or even seen PCP. I am so embarrassed and mortified. Needless to say my urine has been sent to a lab to see if it can rule out false positive results. I called my neurologist and my Pharmacist an ...

  • Has abilify affected your ability to make good decisions?
    (Asked by a 73 year old woman who has Tachycardia, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Anemia, Barrett's Esophagus, Temporal Arteritis, Restless Leg Syndrome, Disautonomia, Autoimmune Retinopathy, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Myasthenia Gravis, Addison's Disease, and takes Abilify)
    My husband and I are 73. We had a paid off home and money in the bank until the past 3 years. We have made some terrible decisions and now we are practically penniless. We couldn't understand why we had made such bad decisions and let someone talk us into losing our money. We have also been on A ...

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