Review: could Lamictal cause Constipation?
Summary: Constipation 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 Ambien, and have Depression.
We study 37,484 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 415 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.
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Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (view latest outcomes from 40,593 users)
Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Constipation 80,049 patients)
On Dec, 13, 2014: 37,484 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 417 people (1.11%) have Constipation.
Time on Lamictal when people have Constipation * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Constipation when taking Lamictal * :
Severity of Constipation when taking Lamictal ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Constipation ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (91 people, 21.82%)
- Bipolar disorder (64 people, 15.35%)
- Epilepsy (57 people, 13.67%)
- Anxiety (41 people, 9.83%)
- Pain (32 people, 7.67%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ambien (58 people, 13.91%)
- Ativan (55 people, 13.19%)
- Neurontin (49 people, 11.75%)
- Percocet (49 people, 11.75%)
- Xanax (48 people, 11.51%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
Liz Volz (3 years ago):
63 yo female with severe constipation on lamictal for 3 months. Resolved when discontinued.
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