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Review: Doxepin and Lamictal Xr





Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Doxepin and Lamictal Xr together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Doxepin and Lamictal Xr. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 124 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Doxepin hydrochloride has active ingredients of doxepin hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Doxepin hydrochloride 761 users)

Lamictal xr has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Lamictal xr 413 users)

On Nov, 30, 2014: 124 people who take Doxepin Hydrochloride, Lamictal Xr are studied

Doxepin Hydrochloride, Lamictal Xr outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Doxepin Hydrochloride (doxepin hydrochloride)
- Lamictal Xr (lamotrigine)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Doxepin Hydrochloride is effective0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a
Lamictal Xr is effectiven/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
HeadacheMucosal Erosionn/aFallDry MouthDry Mouthn/aConvulsion
DepressionBlisterContusionHeadache
Condition AggravatedFeverBalance DisorderDepression
InsomniaFeverNausea
NauseaAtaxiaDrug Ineffective
Stevens-johnson SyndromeCompleted Suicide
TremorCondition Aggravated
Vision BlurredVomiting
DizzinessType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Abdominal DiscomfortPain

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Doxepin Hydrochloride is effective50.00%
(4 of 8 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
Lamictal Xr is effective44.44%
(4 of 9 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
ConvulsionCompleted Suicide
Drug IneffectiveRespiratory Arrest
NauseaCardio-respiratory Arrest
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusDiabetes Mellitus
DepressionHeadache
HeadacheCondition Aggravated
Suicide AttemptDiabetic Neuropathy
RashCardiac Arrest
Psychotic DisorderDepression
VomitingBipolar Disorder

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Doxepin Hydrochloride is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
Lamictal Xr is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/aConvulsionConversion DisorderDepressionRashType 2 Diabetes MellitusAmnesiaCompleted Suicide
Drug IneffectiveConvulsionCondition AggravatedNauseaHypertensionHeadacheCardio-respiratory Arrest
MalaiseStevens-johnson SyndromeDepressionDrug IneffectiveDrug IneffectiveCardiac Arrest
Apparent DeathInsomniaBipolar DisorderConvulsionUrinary HesitationRespiratory Arrest
FeverDeep Vein ThrombosisPyrexiaPolyneuropathyOral DiscomfortRespiratory Failure
InjuryStevens-johnson SyndromeJoint DislocationNauseaCardiomyopathy
NauseaIrritabilityPeripheral Sensorimotor NeuropathySleep DisorderType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
PainConvulsionFracture DisplacementWeight IncreasedChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
HeadacheCondition AggravatedLower Limb FracturePsychotic DisorderIntentional Self-injury
Upper Gastrointestinal HaemorrhageConstipationSuicide AttemptSomnambulismBlood Cholesterol Increased

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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- support group for people who take Doxepin and Lamictal Xr
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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Doxepin Hydrochloride (doxepin hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Lamictal Xr (lamotrigine) is often used to treat epilepsy. 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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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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