Could Lamictal cause Diarrhea - from FDA reports
Diarrhea 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 Xanax, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 48,703 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA. Among them, 1,004 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea 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)
Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, pain (latest reports from 264,575 Diarrhea patients).
On Dec, 21, 2016
48,703 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal.
Among them, 1,004 people (2.06%) have Diarrhea
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Lamictal when people have Diarrhea *:
- < 1 month: 51.15 %
- 1 - 6 months: 29.31 %
- 6 - 12 months: 6.32 %
- 1 - 2 years: 2.87 %
- 2 - 5 years: 9.2 %
- 5 - 10 years: 1.15 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Lamictal *:
- female: 72.52 %
- male: 27.48 %
Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Lamictal *:
- 0-1: 0.37 %
- 2-9: 2.36 %
- 10-19: 6.59 %
- 20-29: 12.31 %
- 30-39: 17.16 %
- 40-49: 19.15 %
- 50-59: 21.89 %
- 60+: 20.15 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Bipolar Disorder (199 people, 19.82%)
- Depression (136 people, 13.55%)
- Epilepsy (116 people, 11.55%)
- Convulsion (78 people, 7.77%)
- Pain (75 people, 7.47%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Xanax (96 people, 9.56%)
- Keppra (91 people, 9.06%)
- Cymbalta (88 people, 8.76%)
- Zoloft (84 people, 8.37%)
- Seroquel (84 people, 8.37%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Nausea (316 people, 31.47%)
- Nausea And Vomiting (280 people, 27.89%)
- Headache (169 people, 16.83%)
- Fever (162 people, 16.14%)
- Rashes (160 people, 15.94%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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