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Review: could Lamictal cause Edema?

Summary: Edema could be caused by Lamictal, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zometa, and have Bipolar disorder.

We study 37,266 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 203 have Edema. Find out below who they are, when they have Edema and more.

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Lamictal

Lamictal (latest outcomes from 40,334 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Edema

Edema (excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body) (latest reports from 179,993 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, osteoporosis, metastases to bone.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 37,171 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 184 people (0.50%) have Edema. They amount to 0.10% of all the 179,019 people who have Edema on eHealthMe.

Trend of Edema in Lamictal reports

Time on Lamictal when people have Edema * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Edema52.17%36.96%2.17%0.00%4.35%4.35%0.00%

Age of people who have Edema when taking Lamictal * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Edema0.62%0.62%5.56%14.81%17.90%16.67%23.46%20.37%

Severity of Edema when taking Lamictal ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Edema0.00%25.00%75.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Edema ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Edema0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (48 people, 26.09%)
  2. Epilepsy (21 people, 11.41%)
  3. Pain (17 people, 9.24%)
  4. Anxiety (15 people, 8.15%)
  5. Depression (14 people, 7.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (40 people, 21.74%)
  2. Percocet (32 people, 17.39%)
  3. Cymbalta (32 people, 17.39%)
  4. Aspirin (31 people, 16.85%)
  5. Prednisone (28 people, 15.22%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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