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Review: taking Lamictal and Nuvaring together

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

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lamictal and Nuvaring. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 69 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.


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On Apr, 2, 2015: 69 people who take Lamictal, Nuvaring are studied

Lamictal, Nuvaring outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Lamictal (lamotrigine)
- Nuvaring (ethinyl estradiol; etonogestrel)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Lamictal is effective0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
(2 of 4 people)
(2 of 3 people)
(4 of 4 people)
(1 of 2 people)
(3 of 3 people)
(1 of 1 people)
Nuvaring is effective100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)
(4 of 5 people)
(3 of 3 people)
(5 of 6 people)
(1 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Lamictal is effective68.42%
(13 of 19 people)
Nuvaring is effective88.89%
(16 of 18 people)

Drug effectiveness by age :

Lamictal is effectiven/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
(7 of 24 people)
(5 of 22 people)
(0 of 2 people)
Nuvaring is effectiven/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
(10 of 19 people)
(4 of 21 people)
(1 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
VomitingDepressionTearfulnessFatigueIntermenstrual BleedingFatiguen/aMetrorrhagia
MigraineUterine InflammationDepressionSleepyDiarrhoeaMuscle TwitchingAbdominal Pain Upper
Mediastinal MassFatigueEuphoric MoodWeight GainExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, WearinessMuscle SpasticityVomiting
Cerebral ThrombosisGrand Mal ConvulsionMuscle SpasticityComplication Of Device InsertionNight SweatsTired EyesHyperbilirubinaemia
DiarrhoeaMyoclonic EpilepsyMuscle TwitchingPulmonary EmbolismDepressed MoodNauseaCholecystitis Acute
Vulvovaginal DiscomfortObsessive-compulsive DisorderSuicidal IdeationPulmonary TuberculosisAgitationEuphoric MoodAbdominal Pain
LymphadenopathyHypertrophy BreastDaydreamingMetrorrhagiaDepression AggravatedTearfulnessAnaemia
Suicidal IdeationLightheadednessPregnancy With Contraceptive DeviceSweating IncreasedParanoiaDaydreamingNausea
Major DepressionHeadacheUnintended PregnancyEarly Morning Joint StiffnessAnxietySuicidal IdeationBile Duct Stone
Venous ThrombosisPregnancy With Contraceptive DeviceDrug Exposure During PregnancyPressure SoreDrug Effect DecreasedDepressionDepression

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

Abdominal Pain Upper
Bile Duct Stone
Cholecystitis Acute
Drug Exposure During Pregnancy

Most common drug interactions by age * :

n/an/aEpilepsyBile Duct StoneHypothyroidismAnaemian/an/a
OverdoseHyperbilirubinaemiaBipolar I DisorderMenstruation Irregular
Hypertrophy BreastAbdominal Pain UpperAmenorrhoeaUterine Leiomyoma
Obsessive-compulsive DisorderCholecystitis AcuteMood SwingsPelvic Pain
MalaisePulmonary TuberculosisMetrorrhagiaInjection Site Hypersensitivity
IncoherentFatigueDrug Exposure During PregnancyDyspepsia
Uterine InflammationRashPregnancy With Contraceptive DeviceDiarrhoea
Drug Administration ErrorVomitingAnxietyAnticonvulsant Drug Level Decreased
FatigueDepressionNauseaMental Disorder

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Lamictal (lamotrigine) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Nuvaring (ethinyl estradiol; etonogestrel) is often used to treat birth control. 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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