Review: Lamictal and Remeron
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.
What are the drugs
Lamictal (what 40,506 Lamictal users reported?) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is used in bipolar disorder.
Remeron (what 12,829 Remeron users reported?) has active ingredients of mirtazapine. It is used in depression.
On Sep, 11, 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|
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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!
In the last 6-12 months my gums began bleeding and then became discolored. Now I have 14 caries and need 4 or more root canals. I have had 2 molars extracted and will need a third. My teeth are literally deteriorating right before my eyes. Everyday I check the mirror 4 New chips or decay. This has caused my depression and anxiety to raise significantly. I don't want to leave my home or smile...I don't even like talking to people. I have excellent dental care and have my entire life. I had braces twice growing up and never had a cavity u til my mid 20's. I am stressed because I do not have the money to get them fixed at once...My bills are well over $6000. I have even been accused of being a drug user because of this and that is certainly not true! The only medication that gives me any relief is 2mg clonazepam which I take half in am half in evening and 1mg at hos. My Dr. Put me on celexa to help my anxiety and just raises the dose but it isn't working. She does not want me 2 take more benzodiazepines, which is all that helps my agoraphobia and severe panic attacks. And now I am experiencing diarrhea on a daily basis which adds 2 me not wanting to leave my home. I am also going through a divorce and custody issues which put me in this depression to begin with from an abusive marriage. I am currently trying 2 find work which has been difficult as a single mother of three with no emotional supporter from family who all live out of town. And I am worried about my appearance while looming for employment as well which causes more stress. I have previously taken other meds and I don't know which medications if not several have caused my dental problems. I Have previously taken Zoloft, Effexor XR, Serequel, and I believe trazadone. I was on several medications and it was too much. I was finally feeling pretty good after changing to Wellbutrin and Lamictal. But. it seems to be around the time I started the Wellbutrin or shortly after the Lamictal or Remron when I noticed my teeth becoming discolored. Then they all started falling apart. I want answers and I want my teeth fixed to have a normal life because everything was looking up for me this time last year. Please help.
I had seborrehic dermatitis for many years this is my first episode of depression
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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:
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- Remeron alternatives:
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