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Review: could Lamictal cause Depression?

We study 37,383 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,444 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression 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.

Depression

Depression (latest reports from 1,150,628 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure.

On Aug, 20, 2014: 37,383 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 1,444 people (3.86%) have Depression. They amount to 0.13% of all the 1,152,710 people who have Depression on eHealthMe.

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
Depression30.67%24.79%8.40%10.92%13.45%9.66%2.10%

Age of people who have Depression when taking Lamictal * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Depression0.00%0.31%8.10%15.27%16.19%23.13%24.60%12.41%

Severity of Depression when taking Lamictal ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Depression1.47%35.29%44.12%19.12%

How people recovered from Depression ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Depression0.00%25.81%74.19%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (427 people, 29.57%)
  2. Depression (385 people, 26.66%)
  3. Anxiety (175 people, 12.12%)
  4. Smoking cessation therapy (120 people, 8.31%)
  5. Epilepsy (113 people, 7.83%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (265 people, 18.35%)
  2. Klonopin (178 people, 12.33%)
  3. Cymbalta (164 people, 11.36%)
  4. Lexapro (153 people, 10.60%)
  5. Neurontin (134 people, 9.28%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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