Lamictal and Diarrhea - from FDA reports


Summary

Diarrhea is found among people who take Lamictal, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Xanax, and have Pain. This review analyzes which people have Diarrhea with Lamictal. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 51,830 people who have side effects when taking Lamictal from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Jul, 21, 2017

51,830 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal.
Among them, 1,099 people (2.12%) have Diarrhea


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lamictal cause Diarrhea?

Time on Lamictal when people have Diarrhea *:

  • < 1 month: 50.84 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.05 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.15 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.23 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.06 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.68 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Lamictal *:

  • female: 72.69 %
  • male: 27.31 %

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Lamictal *:

  • 0-1: 0.34 %
  • 2-9: 2.38 %
  • 10-19: 6.01 %
  • 20-29: 12.13 %
  • 30-39: 16.44 %
  • 40-49: 19.39 %
  • 50-59: 21.43 %
  • 60+: 21.88 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (87 people, 7.92%)
  • Convulsion (78 people, 7.10%)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (46 people, 4.19%)
  • Insomnia (39 people, 3.55%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (38 people, 3.46%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (115 people, 10.46%)
  • Cymbalta (104 people, 9.46%)
  • Zoloft (102 people, 9.28%)
  • Keppra (100 people, 9.10%)
  • Seroquel (89 people, 8.10%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (355 people, 32.30%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (306 people, 27.84%)
  • Headache (199 people, 18.11%)
  • Fatigue (189 people, 17.20%)
  • Rashes (181 people, 16.47%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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