Lamictal and Depression - from FDA reports


Summary

Depression 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 Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder. This review analyzes which people have Depression with Lamictal. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 50,945 people who have side effects when taking Lamictal from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 27, 2017

50,945 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal.
Among them, 2,018 people (3.96%) have Depression


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lamictal cause Depression?

Time on Lamictal when people have Depression *:

  • < 1 month: 35.11 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.22 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.78 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.44 %
  • 10+ years: 1.78 %

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Lamictal *:

  • female: 74.15 %
  • male: 25.85 %

Age of people who have Depression when taking Lamictal *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.14 %
  • 10-19: 7.75 %
  • 20-29: 12.54 %
  • 30-39: 15.76 %
  • 40-49: 23.24 %
  • 50-59: 24.54 %
  • 60+: 16.04 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (520 people, 25.77%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (157 people, 7.78%)
  • Epilepsy (151 people, 7.48%)
  • Pain (117 people, 5.80%)
  • Quit Smoking (116 people, 5.75%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (325 people, 16.11%)
  • Cymbalta (233 people, 11.55%)
  • Klonopin (220 people, 10.90%)
  • Abilify (197 people, 9.76%)
  • Lexapro (189 people, 9.37%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (556 people, 27.55%)
  • Suicidal Ideation (364 people, 18.04%)
  • Fatigue (320 people, 15.86%)
  • Drug Ineffective (276 people, 13.68%)
  • Insomnia (275 people, 13.63%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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