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Review: could Lamictal cause Anxiety?

We study 37,390 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,331 have Anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety and more.

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Lamictal

Lamictal (latest outcomes from 40,487 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Anxiety

Anxiety (latest reports from 1,280,075 patients) has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain.

On Aug, 12, 2014: 37,383 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 1,384 people (3.70%) have Anxiety. They amount to 0.11% of all the 1,286,040 people who have Anxiety on eHealthMe.

Trend of Anxiety in Lamictal reports

Time on Lamictal when people have Anxiety * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anxiety31.30%25.61%8.13%12.60%11.38%8.13%2.85%

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Lamictal * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anxiety0.08%1.06%5.77%16.69%17.98%20.79%24.28%13.35%

Severity of Anxiety when taking Lamictal ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Anxiety5.41%44.59%43.24%6.76%

How people recovered from Anxiety ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Anxiety0.00%14.29%85.71%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (430 people, 31.07%)
  2. Depression (314 people, 22.69%)
  3. Anxiety (261 people, 18.86%)
  4. Epilepsy (140 people, 10.12%)
  5. Smoking cessation therapy (119 people, 8.60%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (284 people, 20.52%)
  2. Klonopin (228 people, 16.47%)
  3. Ambien (187 people, 13.51%)
  4. Xanax (160 people, 11.56%)
  5. Cymbalta (157 people, 11.34%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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