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Review: Lamictal and Seroquel

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lamictal and Seroquel. It is created by eHealthMe based on 4,539 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 2, 2014: 4,539 people who reported to have interactions when taking Lamictal, Seroquel are studied

Trend of Lamictal, Seroquel's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (4466124)

Drug combinations in study:
- Lamictal (lamotrigine)
- Seroquel (quetiapine fumarate)

eHealthMe real world results:

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Rash (redness)1,393
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus1,172
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)1,146
Anxiety1,014
Insomnia (sleeplessness)818
Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)778
Weight Increased738
Depression714
Drug Dose Omission668
Headache (pain in head)495

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus578
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)447
Blood Cholesterol Increased268
Weight Increased179
Obesity (a medical condition in which excess body fat)162
Insomnia (sleeplessness)119
Drug Dose Omission102
Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)96
Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)92
Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control92

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Lamictal2.47%14.81%33.33%37.04%12.35%
Seroquel9.30%11.63%34.88%25.58%18.60%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder
  2. Depression
  3. Anxiety
  4. Bipolar i disorder
  5. Sleep disorder

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Abilify
  2. Zyprexa
  3. Klonopin
  4. Risperdal
  5. Clonazepam

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Lamictal (lamotrigine) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Seroquel (quetiapine fumarate) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. 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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