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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 37,464 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

Lamictal (latest outcomes from 40,571 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Trend of lamictal reports

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 80,049 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

Trend of Constipation reports

On Nov, 13, 2014: 37,464 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 417 people (1.11%) have Constipation.

Trend of Constipation in Lamictal reports

Time on Lamictal when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation22.08%19.48%15.58%7.79%20.78%9.09%5.19%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Lamictal * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%1.14%3.43%14.29%17.71%19.71%29.43%14.29%

Severity of Constipation when taking Lamictal ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation7.32%41.46%41.46%9.76%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (91 people, 21.82%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (64 people, 15.35%)
  3. Epilepsy (57 people, 13.67%)
  4. Anxiety (41 people, 9.83%)
  5. Pain (32 people, 7.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (58 people, 13.91%)
  2. Ativan (55 people, 13.19%)
  3. Neurontin (49 people, 11.75%)
  4. Percocet (49 people, 11.75%)
  5. 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 (2 years ago):

63 yo female with severe constipation on lamictal for 3 months. Resolved when discontinued.
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