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Review: taking Lithium Carbonate and Lamictal together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Lithium Carbonate and Lamictal together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lithium Carbonate and Lamictal. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,826 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.


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On Mar, 7, 2015: 1,826 people who take Lithium Carbonate, Lamictal are studied

Lithium Carbonate, Lamictal outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Lithium Carbonate (lithium carbonate)
- Lamictal (lamotrigine)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Lithium Carbonate is effective46.15%
(6 of 13 people)
(12 of 33 people)
(8 of 27 people)
(11 of 27 people)
(30 of 54 people)
(24 of 43 people)
(33 of 52 people)
(0 of 1 people)
Lamictal is effective10.00%
(1 of 10 people)
(4 of 20 people)
(11 of 23 people)
(15 of 34 people)
(43 of 89 people)
(28 of 55 people)
(10 of 18 people)
(0 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Lithium Carbonate is effective48.47%
(79 of 163 people)
(44 of 86 people)
Lamictal is effective44.72%
(72 of 161 people)
(39 of 89 people)

Drug effectiveness by age :

Lithium Carbonate is effectiven/an/a31.25%
(5 of 16 people)
(20 of 70 people)
(39 of 97 people)
(28 of 100 people)
(20 of 101 people)
(11 of 37 people)
Lamictal is effectiven/an/a41.18%
(7 of 17 people)
(21 of 67 people)
(28 of 105 people)
(30 of 107 people)
(17 of 98 people)
(9 of 31 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
PyrexiaPyrexiaRestlessnessSuicidal IdeationNauseaDepressionDepressionRash
RashRashHypogammaglobulinaemiaPyrexiaHeadacheBone PainAnxietyPyrexia
Drug EruptionC-reactive Protein IncreasedAnxietyHypothyroidismDeliriumAnxietyStressNausea
Stevens-johnson SyndromeDrug EruptionDiplopiaAnaemiaInflammationRenal FailureOsteonecrosisDepression
Alanine Aminotransferase IncreasedAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedDrug IneffectiveDiabetes MellitusBack PainWeight GainHypokalaemiaWeight Increased
Rash GeneralisedAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedVision BlurredDepressionChillsRenal DisorderOsteopeniaVomiting
Aspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedDrug Rash With Eosinophilia And Systemic SymptomsMuscle SpasmsType 2 Diabetes MellitusAtaxiaMalnutritionPelvic PainAnxiety
ErythemaBlood Lactate Dehydrogenase IncreasedTremorRashManiaTooth DisorderUpper Respiratory Tract InfectionInsomnia
C-reactive Protein IncreasedNauseaPain In ExtremitySuicide AttemptSedationBone DisorderFallMania
Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase IncreasedManiaRash GeneralisedOverdoseType 2 Diabetes MellitusTooth ExtractionBlood Potassium DecreasedHeadache

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

Weight IncreasedFatigue
DiarrhoeaWeight Increased
DizzinessStevens-johnson Syndrome

Most common drug interactions by age * :

Weight IncreasedAggressionWeight IncreasedPyrexiaVomitingDepressionRashPyrexia
Ill-defined DisorderHallucination, AuditorySuicidal IdeationStevens-johnson SyndromeDiarrhoeaNauseaDepressionFall
AnorexiaSuicidal IdeationPyrexiaPruritusAnxietyPyrexiaHeadacheStevens-johnson Syndrome
ParaesthesiaWeight IncreasedDepressionSuicidal IdeationPyrexiaWeight IncreasedDizzinessDepression
AmnesiaAbnormal Behaviour NosBipolar DisorderNauseaInsomniaManiaTremorErythema
AngerAkathisiaDrug EruptionTremorDiabetes MellitusAnxietyWhite Blood Cell Count Increased
AgitationManiaAnxietyRashInsomniaWeight IncreasedC-reactive Protein Increased
Educational ProblemHeadacheMalaiseType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusSuicidal IdeationAnxiety
HostilityAggressionWeight IncreasedAbdominal PainSpeech DisorderInsomniaDrug Eruption

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Lithium Carbonate (lithium carbonate) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Lamictal (lamotrigine) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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