Review: Lamictal and Seroquel
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lamictal and Seroquel. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 4,906 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Lamictal (latest outcomes from 40,571 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.
Seroquel (latest outcomes from 79,084 users) has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder.
On Oct, 25, 2014: 4,906 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 68 people)
(25 of 56 people)
(30 of 67 people)
(59 of 102 people)
(33 of 60 people)
(14 of 21 people)
(1 of 2 people)
|Seroquel is effective||27.27%|
(9 of 33 people)
(34 of 80 people)
(23 of 47 people)
(34 of 66 people)
(57 of 99 people)
(35 of 57 people)
(11 of 15 people)
(2 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||Rash||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Obesity||Diabetes Mellitus|
|Pyrexia||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Rash||Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||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||Weight Increased||Insomnia|
|Pruritus||Stevens-johnson Syndrome||Depression||Rash||Obesity||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Weight Increased|
|Drug Eruption||Depression||Arthralgia||Depression||Insomnia||Weight Increased||Insomnia||Depression|
|Alanine Aminotransferase Increased||Insomnia||Neuropathy Peripheral||Blood Triglycerides Increased||Depression||Neuropathy Peripheral||Weight Decreased||Anxiety|
|Insomnia||Diabetes Mellitus||Tremor||Obesity||Diabetic Neuropathy||Suicidal Ideation||Short-term Memory Loss||Headache|
|Aggression||Tremor||Overdose||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Suicide Attempt||Hyperlipidaemia||Hyperlipidaemia||Somnolence|
|Dyspnoea||Arthralgia||Intraocular Pressure Increased||Pancreatitis||Back Pain||Hyperglycaemia||Somnolence||Suicidal Ideation|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Lamictal is effective||48.58%|
(137 of 282 people)
(49 of 109 people)
|Seroquel is effective||51.22%|
(147 of 287 people)
(58 of 111 people)
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
|Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus|
|Diabetes Mellitus||Weight Increased|
Drug effectiveness by age :
|Lamictal is effective||n/a||100.00%|
(1 of 1 people)
(10 of 54 people)
(51 of 156 people)
(43 of 197 people)
(39 of 174 people)
(31 of 136 people)
(11 of 22 people)
|Seroquel is effective||n/a||100.00%|
(1 of 1 people)
(11 of 55 people)
(51 of 155 people)
(46 of 214 people)
(50 of 177 people)
(35 of 135 people)
(11 of 24 people)
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||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Insomnia||Insomnia|
|Hyperlipidaemia||Suicidal Ideation||Suicidal Ideation||Weight Increased||Rash||Weight Increased||Depression||Depression|
|Palpitations||Rash||Depression||Convulsion||Suicide Attempt||Depression||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Fall|
|Hypertension||Convulsion||Pyrexia||Pyrexia||Weight Increased||Insomnia||Weight Increased||Somnolence|
|Hypercalcaemia||Vomiting||Stevens-johnson Syndrome||Insomnia||Nausea||Headache||Rash||Tardive Dyskinesia|
|Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Bipolar Disorder||Aggression||Diabetes Mellitus||Headache||Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control||Dizziness||Rash|
|Rash||Metabolic Disorder||Syncope||Completed Suicide||Completed Suicide||Neuropathy Peripheral||Suicidal Ideation||Dizziness|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):
- Does anyone have experience of taking the supplement gaba with seroquel/quetiapine at night to aid sleep?. taking quetiapine 150 mg gives inconsistent sleep.
(Asked by a 44 year old woman who has Chronic Insomnia, and takes Seroquel)
With seroquel my sleep is inconsistent and if I have a bad night's sleep, I don't just feel tired, I feel breathless, headache, strange sensations, as if I haven't slept off side effects. It can make me feel relaxed when I take it but not sleepy.
- 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 ...
- What are the drug interactions of seroquel and belviq
(Asked by a 34 year old woman who takes Belviq, Seroquel)
My doctor won't Belviq because he says there is a drug interaction. What is it he couldn't tell me.
- 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 ...
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- 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 ...
- Bipolar patient extremely violent on seraquel
(Posted by a 41 year old woman who has Bipolar, and takes Seroquel)
I have been diagnosed bipolar for over 10 years. 3 years ago I was taken off of topamax and my seraquel was upped to 300 mg from 100 because I was pregnant. I was very violent! Punching, breaking stuff, in jail, in the psych ward. Yes pregnancy and bipolar are not a perfect combination. I too thoug ...
- Seroquel and iron deficiency?
(Posted by a 24 year old woman who has Iron Deficiency Anaemia, and takes Seroquel)
I've been taking Seroquel for about four year, I have been having symptoms similar to hypothyroidism, and just found out I have an iron deficiency. The doctor said my platelets are smaller than average, and it is possible that my grandmother is anemic. But in trying to study Seroquel I kept finding ...
- 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 ...
Complete drug side effects:
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.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
- Lamictal is used in:
- Seroquel is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Lamictal alternatives:
- Seroquel 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 side effects of Seroquel for a patient with Bipolar. The patient has Maple Syrup Urine Disease (inherited disorder of metabolism in which the urine has a odour characteristic of maple syrup)
Comments: I have sjogrens and possible mild SLE, hypothyroidism, and bipolar II. I have been off most of my meds for the past 6 mos. I have recently restarted seroquel to help me sleep. Today for the first time ever I noticed a strong maple syrupy smell to my urine. I never knew it was a thing, but looke ...
- A study of drug interactions between Vitamin D, Calcium Hydroxyapatite, Lamictal Xr, Actonel for a patient with Osteoporosis, Epilepsy. The patient has Dysphasia
Comments: Started about 6 months ago.
- A study of drug interactions between Fetzima, Ranitidine, Omeprazole, Gabapentin, Loratadine, Seroquel, Lamotrigine, Clonazepam, Baclofen, Levaquin, Oxycontin for a patient with Bipolar Ii Disorder, Acid Reflux, Nervous System Disorder, Allergic Cough, Sleep Disorder Due To General Medical Condition, Insomnia Type, Anxiety Disorder, Pain - Back, Chronic Bronchitis, Crps. The patient has Pulse Abnormal, Shakes, Fever, Chills, Chest Tightness, Headache - Mixed Tension Migraine, Cough, Weakness
Comments: I just had surgery on my left calf 11/03/14 and the infection disease center called today and said I had NOCARDIA growth.
- A study of side effects of Lamictal for a patient with Epilepsy. The patient has Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints)
Comments: Left temporal lobe, no gm, 2-3 partials over 5 years that I know of, headache really bad 1 times week or so.
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