Review: taking Lamictal and Seroquel together
Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Lamictal and Seroquel together.
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lamictal and Seroquel. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 4,924 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 40,659 Lamictal users) Seroquel has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 79,149 Seroquel users)
What are the drugs
Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 40,659 Lamictal users)
Seroquel has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 79,149 Seroquel users)
On Mar, 1, 2015: 4,924 people who take Lamictal, Seroquel are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Lamictal (lamotrigine)
- Seroquel (quetiapine fumarate)
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||18.75%|
(3 of 16 people)
(21 of 70 people)
(25 of 59 people)
(30 of 68 people)
(61 of 106 people)
(35 of 63 people)
(15 of 22 people)
(2 of 3 people)
|Seroquel is effective||26.47%|
(9 of 34 people)
(34 of 83 people)
(24 of 48 people)
(34 of 69 people)
(61 of 103 people)
(37 of 59 people)
(11 of 15 people)
(3 of 3 people)
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Lamictal is effective||47.97%|
(142 of 296 people)
(50 of 110 people)
|Seroquel is effective||51.16%|
(154 of 301 people)
(59 of 112 people)
Drug effectiveness by age :
|Lamictal is effective||n/a||100.00%|
(1 of 1 people)
(10 of 55 people)
(52 of 168 people)
(46 of 215 people)
(39 of 175 people)
(32 of 149 people)
(12 of 29 people)
|Seroquel is effective||n/a||100.00%|
(1 of 1 people)
(12 of 56 people)
(52 of 167 people)
(50 of 232 people)
(50 of 178 people)
(36 of 148 people)
(12 of 31 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||Rash||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus|
|Pyrexia||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Rash||Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Obesity||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus|
|Stevens-johnson Syndrome||Pyrexia||Diabetes Mellitus||Weight Increased||Weight Increased||Obesity||Blood Triglycerides Increased||Rash|
|Erythema||Anxiety||Anxiety||Anxiety||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Insomnia||Short-term Memory Loss||Insomnia|
|Pruritus||Stevens-johnson Syndrome||Depression||Depression||Obesity||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Weight Increased|
|Drug Eruption||Nausea||Arthralgia||Rash||Insomnia||Weight Increased||Insomnia||Depression|
|Alanine Aminotransferase Increased||Insomnia||Neuropathy Peripheral||Blood Triglycerides Increased||Depression||Suicidal Ideation||Weight Decreased||Anxiety|
|Insomnia||Depression||Tremor||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Diabetic Neuropathy||Neuropathy Peripheral||Weight Increased||Headache|
|Aggression||Diabetes Mellitus||Tardive Dyskinesia||Obesity||Suicide Attempt||Mood Swings||Hyperlipidaemia||Somnolence|
|Dyspnoea||Tremor||Aggression||Pancreatitis||Back Pain||Hyperlipidaemia||Vomiting||Suicidal Ideation|
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
|Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus|
|Diabetes Mellitus||Weight Increased|
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|Diabetes Mellitus||Weight Increased||Completed Suicide||Rash||Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Anxiety|
|Blood Cholesterol Increased||Drug Ineffective||Rash||Weight Increased||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Insomnia||Depression|
|Hyperlipidaemia||Suicidal Ideation||Suicidal Ideation||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Rash||Weight Increased||Depression||Insomnia|
|Palpitations||Rash||Depression||Convulsion||Suicide Attempt||Depression||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Fall|
|Osteoporosis||Dizziness||Weight Increased||Nausea||Insomnia||Insomnia||Anxiety||Tardive Dyskinesia|
|Hypertension||Convulsion||Pyrexia||Pyrexia||Weight Increased||Rash||Weight Increased||Pyrexia|
|Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Bipolar Disorder||Aggression||Diabetes Mellitus||Headache||Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control||Dizziness||Rash|
|Rash||Metabolic Disorder||Agitation||Completed Suicide||Completed Suicide||Neuropathy Peripheral||Suicidal Ideation||Dizziness|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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I've previously been on both Adderall and Phentermine, at different times. I experienced very drastic and noticeable effectiveness. The phentermine helped with weight loss significantly and the Adderall greatly increased my energy levels, self-confidence, elevated mood, and higher concentration and brain activity. I was not on any other medications at the time, though I did need to take melatonin occasionally to help me sleep. Now, I had not been on Adderall or phentermine for about a year, but I was put on Adderall again several months ago. This was about a month after my brother died, so obviously I was experiencing (and still am) grief and depression. I was put on 40mg (twice as much as I used to be on) of Adderall in addition to seroquel XR and Lamictal. I felt like a slug all the time, I felt physically hungrier, and lethargic and apathetic. The adderall did nothing to help these symptoms. I am now on 60mg of Adderall and 37.5mg of Phentermine for weight loss and neither have shown any affectiveness, mentally or physically. My appetite is just as bad, and my brain isn't functioning fast at all. None of the affects of adderall I used to experiences, like increased energy levels, elevated mood, decreased appetite, increased brain activity, and increased self-confidence are present now, and I'm on more adderall than I was on before AND phentermine at the same time!! What's going on?? Both my ADD and weight gain are causing me to become increasingly self-conscious and depressed. Also, it doesn't help that my ridiculous amount of mood stabilizers make me apathetic and detached. I'm under 18 so I'm required to take the medications prescribed to me, but I don't know what to do or why the stimulants aren't effective anymore. HELP!!
nobpdy important on Dec, 19, 2014:
Just saying but u must have been taking vyvanse instead of adderall because the highest mg of adderall is 30mg. If u were taking 40mg and 60mg u must have been taking vyvanse which goes all the way up to 100mg
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