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Review: could Lamictal cause Depression?

We study 37,442 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,449 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.

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Lamictal

Lamictal (latest outcomes from 40,519 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Depression

Depression (latest reports from 1,153,652 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure.

On Sep, 21, 2014: 37,402 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 1,449 people (3.87%) have Depression.

Trend of Depression in Lamictal reports

Time on Lamictal when people have Depression * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Depression30.04%24.69%8.23%11.52%13.99%9.47%2.06%

Age of people who have Depression when taking Lamictal * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Depression0.00%0.31%8.14%15.21%16.21%23.20%24.50%12.44%

Severity of Depression when taking Lamictal ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Depression1.37%35.62%45.21%17.81%

How people recovered from Depression ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Depression0.00%27.78%72.22%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (428 people, 29.54%)
  2. Depression (390 people, 26.92%)
  3. Anxiety (176 people, 12.15%)
  4. Smoking cessation therapy (120 people, 8.28%)
  5. Epilepsy (114 people, 7.87%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (265 people, 18.29%)
  2. Klonopin (178 people, 12.28%)
  3. Cymbalta (165 people, 11.39%)
  4. Lexapro (153 people, 10.56%)
  5. Neurontin (134 people, 9.25%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • MY blood sugar has raised significatly after taking, celexa, lamictal and adderall. Short term memory loss, reluctant decision making, worry increase, heavy sweating,irritable.

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  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • Psychiatrist is reducing Seroquel dosage and my depression is increasing. Reason for decrease is pre diabetic sugar levels, but diabetes is in my family.I read anti depressants can increase depression in bipolar 2 patients. The studies I've read shoe no clear answers. How do I decide? I am tired of being non functional.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Not feeling like myself. Hard to do anything. No motivation !

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