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 878 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Lamictal and Remeron >>>
What are the drugs
Lamictal (latest outcomes from 40,571 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.
Remeron (latest outcomes from 12,841 users) has active ingredients of mirtazapine. It is often used in depression.
On Nov, 13, 2014: 878 people who take Lamictal, Remeron are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Lamictal (lamotrigine)
- Remeron (mirtazapine)
Drug effectiveness over time :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Lamictal is effective||0.00%|
(0 of 5 people)
(2 of 13 people)
(4 of 8 people)
(7 of 14 people)
(5 of 8 people)
(3 of 8 people)
(0 of 1 people)
|Remeron is effective||0.00%|
(0 of 4 people)
(7 of 18 people)
(2 of 5 people)
(5 of 13 people)
(5 of 9 people)
(2 of 3 people)
(1 of 2 people)
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Rash||Pyrexia||Tardive Dyskinesia||Dizziness||Jaundice||Convulsion||Tooth Loss||Diabetes Mellitus|
|Pyrexia||Rash||Glucose Tolerance Impaired||Respiratory Failure||Body Temperature Increased||Pancytopenia||Depression||Rash|
|Pruritus||Lymphadenopathy||Movement Disorder||Metabolic Acidosis||Leukopenia||General Physical Health Deterioration||Anxiety||Nausea|
|Epilepsy||Tremor||Weight Increased||Septic Shock||Blood Bilirubin Increased||Lymphopenia||Abnormal Behaviour||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus|
|Dehydration||Oedema Peripheral||Diabetes Mellitus||Malaise||Respiratory Failure||Renal Failure||Completed Suicide||Convulsion|
|Condition Aggravated||Anxiety||Obesity||Leukopenia||Septic Shock||Diabetes Mellitus||Insomnia||Depression|
|Leukopenia||Agitation||Rash||Death||Gamma-glutamyltransferase Increased||Glucose Tolerance Impaired||Anxiety|
|Haemothorax||Pruritus||Drowsiness||Lymphadenopathy||Urinary Tract Infection||Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia||Pyrexia|
|Rib Fracture||Skin Lesion||Anxiety||Dystonia||Alanine Aminotransferase Increased||Lung Infection||Weight Increased|
|Fall||Sedation||Blepharospasm||Aphasia||Blood Alkaline Phosphatase Increased||Bronchitis||Dizziness|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Lamictal is effective||45.16%|
(14 of 31 people)
(7 of 26 people)
|Remeron is effective||46.67%|
(14 of 30 people)
(8 of 24 people)
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
|Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus|
|Anxiety||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus|
|White Blood Cell Count Decreased||Depression|
Drug effectiveness by age :
|Lamictal is effective||n/a||n/a||n/a||41.67%|
(5 of 12 people)
(8 of 36 people)
(3 of 23 people)
(1 of 9 people)
(4 of 16 people)
|Remeron is effective||n/a||n/a||100.00%|
(1 of 1 people)
(3 of 12 people)
(7 of 33 people)
(5 of 22 people)
(3 of 9 people)
(3 of 16 people)
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome||Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion||Suicide Attempt||Pancreatitis Acute||Rash||Septic Shock||Diabetes Mellitus||Leukopenia|
|Ovarian Cyst||Leukocytosis||Rash||Intentional Overdose||Nausea||Convulsion||Oedema Peripheral||Stevens-johnson Syndrome|
|Hyperlipidaemia||Neutrophilia||Depression||Ataxia||Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||White Blood Cell Count Decreased||Neutropenia|
|Diabetes Mellitus||Syncope||Drug Ineffective||Nystagmus||Insomnia||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Gastrointestinal Carcinoma||Pneumonia|
|Blood Triglycerides Increased||Blood Chloride Decreased||Agitation||Lethargy||Weight Decreased||Depression||Dizziness||Body Temperature Increased|
|Blood Cholesterol Increased||Mental Impairment||Pyrexia||Metabolic Acidosis||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Cardiac Arrest||Pyrexia||Jaundice|
|Neutropenia||Disturbance In Attention||Tachycardia||Weight Increased||Febrile Neutropenia||Haemorrhage||Tremor|
|Aggression||Weight Increased||Intentional Self-injury||Mental Impairment||Pharyngitis||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Loss Of Consciousness|
|Electroencephalogram Abnormal||Headache||Dysarthria||Tachycardia||Rash||Nausea||Renal Impairment|
|Eosinophilia||Somnolence||Altered State Of Consciousness||Cachexia||General Physical Health Deterioration||Weight Increased||Urinary Tract Infection|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
Do you take Lamictal and Remeron?
- Personalize this study to your gender and age
- Write a review: share your experience of taking Lamictal and Remeron
- Ask a question: ask patients like you a question
- Subscribe the study: get notified of updates
- Post a comment: or see what other people said about the study
You are not alone! Join a related mobile support group:
- support group for people who take Lamictal and Remeron
- support group for people who take Lamictal
- support group for people who take Remeron
Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):
- 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 ...
- Effects taking lamictal abilify and pristiq
(Asked by a 64 year old woman who has Blackouts Seizure, Bipolar Disorder, and takes Abilify, Lamictal, Pristiq)
Although I take these three drugs I am still experiencing symptoms of lethargy, lack of appetite Are these symptoms perhaps side effects of these grubs?
- I'm on 1 1/12 mg of suboxone. would i have to go off of it if i need major surgery?
(Asked by a 72 year old woman who takes Wellbutrin, Synthroid, Seroquel, Neurontin, Nexium, Losartan, Lamictal, Cardizem La)
I was taking about 5 to 15 mg of Percocet a day and wanted to get off them. If I don't take suboxone at night I get EXTREME discomfort down my left leg & can not sleep due to pressure on my lower back (that's why I had to take Percocet). I have tried NUMEROUS meds over the past 20 yrs & nothing work ...
- What happens when mirtazapine 15mg is taken daily and smoking marijuana is also done
(Asked by a 58 year old man who has Apathy, and takes Mirtazapine)
Mirtazapine started 4 days back 15 mg daily but smoking of marijuana continues. Person is adult, 27 years and frail.
- Lamicta side effect nausa and vomiting after years of takin it for bi-polar
(Asked by a 65 year old woman who has Vomiting, Nausea, and takes Lamictal)
I been taking Lamictal for a couple of years. With no side effects. Presently I starter having nausea, and dry heaves , I went to the specialist they run test for stomach hernia, etc etc. they did not find any thing wrong. Today I noatice I experience nausea after taking Lamictal I experience ...
You may be interested at these reviews (Write a review):
- Lamictal and eyes being gooey.
(Posted by a 39 year old woman who has Eye Discharge, and takes Lamictal)
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, ...
- Lamotrigine and indigestion
(Posted by a 54 year old woman who has Indigestion,constipation, and takes Lamotrigine)
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 da ...
- Transition from mirtazapine to cymbalta (bipolar ii) 6 week duration taken in conjunction with seroquel, propranalol and implanon
(Posted by a 37 year old woman who has Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar 2, and takes Mirtazapine, Implanon, Propranolol Hydrochloride, Seroquel, Cymbalta)
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 n ...
- Severe night sweats and hot flashes with cymbalta?
(Posted by a 25 year old woman who has Night Sweats, Hot Flashes, and takes Lamictal, 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 ...
- Patients having false positives while on remeron
(Posted by a 43 year old man who has False Positive Drug Test While On Probation Or Parole, and takes Sonata, Lunesta, Diazepam, Prozac, Lexapro, Ambien, Remeron )
I have had a few patients complain they are failing drug tests for Amphetamines while on remeron, and have claimed to have not used any type of Amphetamine or any (Mixed Salts). These patients are all or were on probation, parole, or under some stipulation. Iv realized most of these patients are tak ...
Complete drug side effects:
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.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
- Lamictal is used in:
- Remeron is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Lamictal alternatives:
- Remeron alternatives:
Recent related drug studies (Check your drugs):
- A study of side effects of Lamictal for a patient with Bipolar. The patient has Dry Eye (lack of adequate tears)
Comments: I have been experiencing symptoms of dry eye, stinging and burning and dryness in my eyes for 10 years shortly after being put on lamictal. I'm trying to see if there is anyone else who has experienced this.
- A study of drug interactions between Lamotrigine, Vyvanse for a patient with Bipolar Disorder, Adhd. The patient has Headache - Tension, Stomach Pain, Irritability, Sexual Dysfunction, Anxiety, Depression
Comments: I feel that i get depressed and anxiety when the medication wears off. Also the irritability does too. My biggest concern is the sexual dysfunction. I've been taking both medications for about a week now and its the first time I've experienced it. I cant even get myself hard and i feel that my penis ...
- A study of drug interactions between Lamotrigine, Vyvanse for a patient with Bipolar 2, Adhd. The patient has Stress And Anxiety, Depression, Irritability, Sexual Dysfunction
Comments: It used to be so easy to get an erection. It would take a touch or quick rub to get hard...really hard .. After taking vyvanse and lamotrigine for about a week. I've gotten my first erectile dysfuntion. It took so long to get hard and i would barely even get hard. It was like a hard soft. I really d ...
- A study of drug interactions between Myrbetriq, Pradaxa, Mirtazapine, Lipitor, Levothyroxine Thyroid, Calcium, Namenda Xr, Exelon for a patient with Overactive Bladder, Atrial Fibrillation/flutter, Depression - Elderly, Lower Cholesterol, Hypothyroidism, Osteoporosis And Aging, Senile Dementia. The patient has Confusional State
Comments: My mother has overactive bladder symptoms. She has tried oxybutin, vesicare and now myrbetriq. She had increased confusion with oxybutin and vesicare...so we stopped taking them. Now she has been taking myrbetriq for a week now and I am wondering if I am seeing increased confusion again even thou ...
- A study of drug interactions between Omeprazole, Pristiq, Mirtazapine for a patient with Acid Reflux, Depression. The patient has Drug Screen False Positive
Comments: Recently went in to treatment to get off of a hydrocodone addiction following neck surgery. The doctor staryed me on suboxone. This is the second time i was treated for this because i have been on a pain management program for neck problems. The dr drug screens me everytime i go there. While in ...
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.
WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.
DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.
You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.