Lamictal and Constipation - from FDA reports


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 Neurontin, and have Depression . We study 48,703 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA. Among them, 528 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Lamictal

Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lamictal 54,850 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 135,620 Constipation patients).

On Jan, 29, 2017

48,703 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal.
Among them, 528 people (1.08%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lamictal cause Constipation?

Time on Lamictal when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 44.68 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.15 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.64 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.26 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.77 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.26 %
  • 10+ years: 4.26 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Lamictal *:

  • female: 71.46 %
  • male: 28.54 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Lamictal *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.58 %
  • 10-19: 2.11 %
  • 20-29: 9.21 %
  • 30-39: 16.05 %
  • 40-49: 18.68 %
  • 50-59: 30.0 %
  • 60+: 22.37 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (86 people, 16.29%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (69 people, 13.07%)
  • Epilepsy (56 people, 10.61%)
  • Pain (50 people, 9.47%)
  • Convulsion (32 people, 6.06%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (68 people, 12.88%)
  • Xanax (66 people, 12.50%)
  • Synthroid (63 people, 11.93%)
  • Seroquel (61 people, 11.55%)
  • Ativan (61 people, 11.55%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (170 people, 32.20%)
  • Fatigue (147 people, 27.84%)
  • Insomnia (122 people, 23.11%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (116 people, 21.97%)
  • Dizziness (98 people, 18.56%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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