Could Lamictal cause Anxiety - from FDA reports


Summary

Anxiety is found among people who take Lamictal, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 48,703 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA. Among them, 1,913 have Anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety and more.

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Lamictal

Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lamictal 54,782 users)

Anxiety

Anxiety has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety, osteoporosis, pain (latest reports from 292,392 Anxiety patients).

On Dec, 25, 2016

48,703 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal.
Among them, 1,913 people (3.93%) have Anxiety


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lamictal cause Anxiety?

Time on Lamictal when people have Anxiety *:

  • < 1 month: 36.99 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.68 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.57 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.59 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.13 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.22 %
  • 10+ years: 1.83 %

Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Lamictal *:

  • female: 75.27 %
  • male: 24.73 %

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Lamictal *:

  • 0-1: 0.07 %
  • 2-9: 0.56 %
  • 10-19: 5.53 %
  • 20-29: 14.71 %
  • 30-39: 18.7 %
  • 40-49: 21.64 %
  • 50-59: 23.25 %
  • 60+: 15.55 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (494 people, 25.82%)
  • Depression (352 people, 18.40%)
  • Epilepsy (159 people, 8.31%)
  • Pain (129 people, 6.74%)
  • Quit Smoking (106 people, 5.54%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (319 people, 16.68%)
  • Klonopin (245 people, 12.81%)
  • Xanax (194 people, 10.14%)
  • Ambien (170 people, 8.89%)
  • Cymbalta (165 people, 8.63%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (529 people, 27.65%)
  • Insomnia (397 people, 20.75%)
  • Fatigue (290 people, 15.16%)
  • Pain (279 people, 14.58%)
  • Nausea (269 people, 14.06%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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