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Review: could Lamictal cause Deep vein thrombosis?

We study 37,390 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 94 have Deep vein thrombosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Deep vein thrombosis 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.

Deep vein thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis) (latest reports from 285,140 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, pain, multiple myeloma, premenstrual syndrome, high blood pressure.

On Aug, 27, 2014: 37,390 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 94 people (0.25%) have Deep Vein Thrombosis. They amount to 0.03% of all the 285,140 people who have Deep Vein Thrombosis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Deep vein thrombosis in Lamictal reports

Time on Lamictal when people have Deep vein thrombosis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Deep vein thrombosis0.00%35.29%11.76%29.41%23.53%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Deep vein thrombosis when taking Lamictal * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Deep vein thrombosis0.00%0.00%2.11%25.26%21.05%35.79%7.37%8.42%

Severity of Deep vein thrombosis when taking Lamictal ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Deep vein thrombosis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (26 people, 27.66%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (17 people, 18.09%)
  3. Anxiety (14 people, 14.89%)
  4. Pain (10 people, 10.64%)
  5. Acne (9 people, 9.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Yasmin (37 people, 39.36%)
  2. Yaz (30 people, 31.91%)
  3. Aspirin (16 people, 17.02%)
  4. Prevacid (15 people, 15.96%)
  5. Vioxx (15 people, 15.96%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • My son began having autistic tantrums at school & would pound his head on the floor; neurologist prescribed Celexa to stop self-injurious behavior. After 2 years,doctor changed prescription to Lexapro. Experienced pain in feet/lower legs upon standing/walking more than 1 hour. Age 11 (2006), nerve disfunction began (said his feet felt "sparkly"). I noticed left leg bowing out at knee when he walked down stairs. Began severe muscle spasms when laid down to go to sleep. The spasms/nerve pain became severe & increased difficulty falling/staying asleep. Spasms continued through 1st 1-2 hours of sleep; spasms drew his leg/legs up like a frog. Slept through spasms; they occurred every night & followed a full-body "jerk". Spasms always occurred on the left, & right leg would draw up into a frogleg position. Doctor added Seroquel for severe insomnia. Podiatrist diagnosed shortened achiles tendons in feet/ankles. 6 months after the spasms began, left foot began to change & severe episodes of memory loss occurred(he did not where he was, who he was or who his teachers, classmates, or I were). Would scream & hit his head with his fists. Doctor suspected ALD; tests were negative. W/in 4 months (age 12), left foot deformed into clubfoot/calf smaller. Diagnosed w/spasticity, dystonia, cerebral palsy. Since achiles tendon/club foot developed, can't stand/walk more than 20-30 minutes without foot/leg pain. Doctors suspect neuromuscular disorder but have not diagnosed specific type. 2008-2009, had botox injections in calves but treatment stopped working. Had 2 foot surgeries in 2009 to reposition left foot & release achiles tendon. Left foot much shorter, wider & thicker than right. Developed dystonia/spasticity in forearms/hands 2008. Taking Tizanidine and Mirapex for help control/lesson the spasming & nerve disfunction since 2008. Weaned off Seroquel & Lexapro (2011/2012), because Seroquel made drowsy/caused Acanthosis nigricans; Lexapro made confused.

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    jennifer on Jul, 27, 2014:

    Female 39, have had 2.5 years enlarged groin muscle serve pain in trochanter area, priformus, more recently now also have cervical dystonia, 9 Weeks now. One of my scans of hips said nail patella syndrom can you tell me more about that, what or means for you, or where to get info.

    Thanks

    Reply

    Christi on Oct, 11, 2012:

    How do his thumb nails look? Are they absent or split, or have a triangular lunulae? If yes to any of these questions, please research a genetic disease called Nail Patella Syndrome. Myself and 3 of my 4 children have it. Good luck!

    Reply

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