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Review: Lamictal and Remeron





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

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lamictal and Remeron. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 880 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (view latest outcomes from 40,593 users)

Remeron has active ingredients of mirtazapine. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Remeron 12,843 users)

On Dec, 13, 2014: 880 people who take Lamictal, Remeron are studied

Lamictal, Remeron outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Lamictal (lamotrigine)
- Remeron (mirtazapine)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Lamictal is effective0.00%
(0 of 5 people)
15.38%
(2 of 13 people)
40.00%
(4 of 10 people)
50.00%
(7 of 14 people)
62.50%
(5 of 8 people)
37.50%
(3 of 8 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a
Remeron is effective0.00%
(0 of 4 people)
38.89%
(7 of 18 people)
33.33%
(2 of 6 people)
38.46%
(5 of 13 people)
55.56%
(5 of 9 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
RashPyrexiaTardive DyskinesiaDizzinessJaundiceConvulsionTooth LossDiabetes Mellitus
PyrexiaRashGlucose Tolerance ImpairedRespiratory FailureBody Temperature IncreasedPancytopeniaDepressionRash
PruritusLymphadenopathyMovement DisorderMetabolic AcidosisLeukopeniaGeneral Physical Health DeteriorationAnxietyNausea
EpilepsyTremorObesitySeptic ShockBlood Bilirubin IncreasedLymphopeniaAbnormal BehaviourConvulsion
DehydrationOedema PeripheralDiabetes MellitusMalaiseRespiratory FailureRenal FailureCompleted SuicideType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Condition AggravatedAnxietyWeight IncreasedLeukopeniaSeptic ShockDiabetes MellitusInsomniaDepression
LeukopeniaAgitationDrowsinessDeathGamma-glutamyltransferase IncreasedGlucose Tolerance ImpairedAnxiety
HaemothoraxPruritusRashLymphadenopathyUrinary Tract InfectionChronic Lymphocytic LeukaemiaPyrexia
Rib FractureSkin LesionAkathisiaDystoniaAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedLung InfectionDizziness
FallSedationHiccupsAphasiaBlood Alkaline Phosphatase IncreasedBronchitisWeight Increased

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Lamictal is effective43.75%
(14 of 32 people)
25.93%
(7 of 27 people)
Remeron is effective46.67%
(14 of 30 people)
32.00%
(8 of 25 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
RashNausea
Diabetes MellitusWeight Increased
ConvulsionDiabetes Mellitus
AnxietyType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
PyrexiaInsomnia
White Blood Cell Count DecreasedRash
DizzinessDepression
DepressionPain
TachycardiaDrug Ineffective
NauseaFatigue

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lamictal is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
41.67%
(5 of 12 people)
22.22%
(8 of 36 people)
13.04%
(3 of 23 people)
11.11%
(1 of 9 people)
19.05%
(4 of 21 people)
Remeron is effectiven/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
25.00%
(3 of 12 people)
21.21%
(7 of 33 people)
22.73%
(5 of 22 people)
33.33%
(3 of 9 people)
14.29%
(3 of 21 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Neuroleptic Malignant SyndromeInappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone SecretionSuicide AttemptPancreatitis AcuteRashSeptic ShockDiabetes MellitusLeukopenia
Ovarian CystLeukocytosisRashIntentional OverdoseNauseaConvulsionOedema PeripheralStevens-johnson Syndrome
HyperlipidaemiaNeutrophiliaAgitationAtaxiaDiabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusWhite Blood Cell Count DecreasedNeutropenia
Diabetes MellitusSyncopeHeadacheNystagmusInsomniaType 2 Diabetes MellitusGastrointestinal CarcinomaPneumonia
Blood Triglycerides IncreasedBlood Chloride DecreasedDrug IneffectiveLethargyWeight DecreasedDepressionDizzinessBody Temperature Increased
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedMental ImpairmentWeight IncreasedMetabolic AcidosisType 2 Diabetes MellitusCardiac ArrestPyrexiaTremor
NeutropeniaSuicidal IdeationTachycardiaWeight IncreasedFebrile NeutropeniaHaemorrhageJaundice
AggressionDisturbance In AttentionIntentional Self-injuryMental ImpairmentPharyngitisType 2 Diabetes MellitusLoss Of Consciousness
Electroencephalogram AbnormalSomnolenceDysarthriaTachycardiaRashNauseaUrinary Tract Infection
EosinophiliaDepressionAltered State Of ConsciousnessCachexiaGeneral Physical Health DeteriorationWeight IncreasedRenal Impairment

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • A life of depression and fatigue
    1) Family history of depression, 2) Diagnosed depression 1964-not treated until 1973, 3) Worked in medical field 35 years, 4) Emergency on-call 24/7, 5) Hospital 15 times major depression, 6) Tried nearly all MAOI, TCA, SSRI, SNRI, and ECT. 7) 100% Disability in 1998 for depression. Now at age 70 I have dysthymia, chronic fatigue, COPD, and PTSD. My recommendation to younger people - do not over stress,
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  • Lamictal and eyes being gooey.
    While taking this medication, I experienced eye goo, sometimes stringing across my eye. Occasionally it would dry overnight and becoming crusty. I took this medication for over a year and the doctor kept prescribing me medication for conjunctivitis.

    When I finally stopped taking this medication, the eye irritation went away.
  • Lamotrigine and indigestion (1 response)
    I started taking Lamotrigine about a month or two ago. I think it has alleviated my depression somewhat but it has also been causing me pretty severe gastric and intestinal problems. I wake up every morning with indigestion/ and pressure in my stomach, I also have constipation I have gone several days with very little to no movement, before I started taking Lamorigine I did not have either of these issues.
  • Transition from mirtazapine to cymbalta (bipolar ii) 6 week duration taken in conjunction with seroquel, propranalol and implanon
    In early September I approached my Psychiatrist to report that I was having sleep paralysis episodes as well as insatiable appetite. I had put on about 20lb in the space of 6 months since the sleep paralysis started.

    My Psychiatrist opted to wean me off the Mirtazapine and onto Cymbalta. I have now been on 60mg of Cymbalta for about 4 weeks and completely titrated off the Mirtazapine.

    I have noted that since switching to Cymbalta that I no longer have the insatiable appetite, nor have I had any further sleep paralysis episodes (though I have had a brain MRI to rule out any physiological issues - yet to receive results).

    I have noticed that I have had mild to moderate rolling nausea with the Cymbalta and that I now have food aversions. Food does not interest me as much anymore and I find that certain foods (mostly processed snacks) are no longer palatable. I also find that I become full after much smaller meal portions.

    I have found that I can no longer drink wine or spirits because they now taste awful however I can still tolerate certain brands of beer. I also no longer enjoy drinking cola.

    I am also on the Implanon Implant. I have had this implant inserted for about 12 months and my cycles have been rather regular. Since starting the Cymbalta I have had some breakthrough bleeding yet my periods have not been as painful, though they have been heavier and longer.

    My Psychiatrist will commence titrating me off the Seroquel in about two weeks and onto Topamax as it is his belief it will be less sedating than the Seroquel and that it will hopefully help as a mood stabiliser, treat my migraines and allow me to come off the Propranolol. he also hopes that I am able to loose some of the weight gained since the sleep paralysis episodes started.

    As a side note regarding the Propranolol, I have naturally low blood pressure and I find while Propranalol is generally an effective migraine prophylactic, (I do get some breakthrough migraines) it does make my blood pressure even lower which leads to dizziness and faintness when I stand up too quickly from a recumbent position.
  • Severe night sweats and hot flashes with cymbalta?
    I am 24 years old and I have been having severe night sweats for about the last 2 and a half years. I have been on Cymbalta for about 4 and a half years. These night sweats are so severe that I typically wake up 2-4 times a night drenched in sweat where I have to change the sheets, get a new blanket, and change my clothes. This is usually happening to me about 4-6 times a week. I am not sure if this is related to Cymbalta or not. I have gone to my doctor and had all of the tests done, everything is normal. All of the doctors that I have gone to have been clueless as to what could be causing my night sweats. I am thinking of trying to change my Cymbalta to a different medication, however as I am sure most know, it is a pain in the butt to try and find a good antidepressant that works with your body and any other medications you may be taking. The only thing I am going to try before this is using Menopause medications vitamins. I have found a vitamin/supplement that is supposed to help with night sweats and hot flashes and does not have any hormones in it. I have only been taking it for 2 nights, so no results yet. I hope this works so I dont have to change off of Cymbalta.

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  • i'm pretty much the most comlex case 4 psychiatrists, 3 psychologists, a nuero scientist/adult mood disorder specialised doctor, 3 gp's, 2 naturopaths and an adhd specialist have ever come accross. i'm basically a pharmacy on legs with over 32types of medications tried in 13 months including those i've mentioned above. i admitted myself into hospital (to get a team around me) for 3 weeks in the psych ward in july 2013 but was granted an agreed by patient/all the different types of doctors and nursing staff to b words) and 'what planet am i from (using a nurses exact words) because i'm soe released early as they had 'no lollies left to try' (using the head psych's exact words referring to prescription medications) anr how so rediculously med-resistant to all that could be tried. the night nurses were actually scare d of me, not by any violence or anything at all alike, but by my uncanny ability to be dosed so very very highly on so many potent medications and extreme combinations to no avail. i've had 9ver 25 blood tests, ultrasounds, brain imagery mri's, sleep disorders studies in hospital and numerous other forms of clinical testing to still be on the rollercoaster and the viscous cycle 13months later and i'm still in the same boat! it's been said way more than just a few times that i'm one hell of a case for the record books!

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On eHealthMe, Lamictal (lamotrigine) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Remeron (mirtazapine) is often used to treat depression. 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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