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Review: Lamictal and Remeron

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lamictal and Remeron. It is created by eHealthMe based on 821 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

On Apr, 6, 2014: 821 people who reported to have interactions when taking Lamictal, Remeron are studied

Trend of Lamictal, Remeron's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (4467290)

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

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Lamictal, Remeron:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Rash (redness)301
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)216
Anxiety192
Pyrexia (fever)186
Drug Interaction153
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)142
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)130
Dizziness123
Insomnia (sleeplessness)117
Weight Increased116

Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Lamictal, Remeron:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Jaundice (a yellowish pigmentation of the skin, the conjunctival membranes)45
Chromaturia (abnormal coloration of the urine)28
Body Temperature Increased28
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)24
Blood Bilirubin Increased18
Alanine Aminotransferase Increased16
Pancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets)16
Gamma-glutamyltransferase Increased16
Blood Alkaline Phosphatase Increased16
Urinary Tract Infection16

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Lamictal6.67%13.33%26.67%46.67%6.67%
Remeron0.00%16.67%50.00%16.67%16.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression
  2. Bipolar disorder
  3. Psychotic disorder
  4. Epilepsy
  5. Schizoaffective disorder

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel
  2. Zyprexa
  3. Abilify
  4. Effexor
  5. Risperdal

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • 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.

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  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • I had seborrehic dermatitis for many years this is my first episode of depression

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Left knee swelling causing parasthesias in my left foot throughout the day.

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