Could Lamictal cause Depression - from FDA reports
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 . We study 48,703 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA. Among them, 1,916 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.
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Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lamictal 54,782 users)
Depression has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, quit smoking, pain (latest reports from 364,926 Depression patients).
On Dec, 28, 2016
48,703 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal.
Among them, 1,916 people (3.93%) have Depression
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Lamictal when people have Depression *:
- < 1 month: 35.32 %
- 1 - 6 months: 29.36 %
- 6 - 12 months: 6.42 %
- 1 - 2 years: 8.72 %
- 2 - 5 years: 10.55 %
- 5 - 10 years: 8.26 %
- 10+ years: 1.38 %
Gender of people who have Depression when taking Lamictal *:
- female: 74.3 %
- male: 25.7 %
Age of people who have Depression when taking Lamictal *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.14 %
- 10-19: 7.96 %
- 20-29: 12.65 %
- 30-39: 15.99 %
- 40-49: 23.03 %
- 50-59: 24.52 %
- 60+: 15.71 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Bipolar Disorder (496 people, 25.89%)
- Stress And Anxiety (149 people, 7.78%)
- Epilepsy (147 people, 7.67%)
- Pain (114 people, 5.95%)
- Quit Smoking (112 people, 5.85%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Seroquel (309 people, 16.13%)
- Cymbalta (212 people, 11.06%)
- Klonopin (211 people, 11.01%)
- Abilify (180 people, 9.39%)
- Lexapro (175 people, 9.13%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Stress And Anxiety (529 people, 27.61%)
- Suicidal Ideation (345 people, 18.01%)
- Fatigue (306 people, 15.97%)
- Drug Ineffective (267 people, 13.94%)
- Insomnia (260 people, 13.57%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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