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Review: could Lamictal cause Edema (Swelling)?





Summary: Edema 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 Zometa, and have Bipolar disorder.

We study 37,484 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 187 have Edema. Find out below who they are, when they have Edema and more.

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Lamictal

Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lamictal 40,599 users)

Edema

Edema (excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, metastases to bone.(latest reports from Edema 21,478 patients)

On Nov, 27, 2014: 37,464 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 187 people (0.50%) have Edema.

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
Edema48.98%36.73%2.04%4.08%4.08%4.08%0.00%

Age of people who have Edema when taking Lamictal * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Edema0.61%0.61%5.45%14.55%18.18%17.58%23.03%20.00%

Severity of Edema when taking Lamictal ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Edema14.29%28.57%57.14%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 (49 people, 26.20%)
  2. Epilepsy (21 people, 11.23%)
  3. Pain (17 people, 9.09%)
  4. Depression (15 people, 8.02%)
  5. Anxiety (15 people, 8.02%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (40 people, 21.39%)
  2. Cymbalta (32 people, 17.11%)
  3. Percocet (32 people, 17.11%)
  4. Aspirin (31 people, 16.58%)
  5. Prednisone (28 people, 14.97%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Can my wife who is on seizure medication lamictal take moringa oleifera?
    (Asked by a 34 year old woman who has Seizures, and takes Lamictal)
    I also take methadone was wondering if a I could use morning a oleifera
  • Can lamictal cause false positive pcp drug screen (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 42 year old woman who has Epilepsy, and takes Lamictal Xr)
    I had a rapid urine drug screen for new employment and it shows positive for PCP. I have never taken or even seen PCP. I am so embarrassed and mortified. Needless to say my urine has been sent to a lab to see if it can rule out false positive results. I called my neurologist and my Pharmacist and both say Lamictal cannot cause false positive. So I searched internet and have found it can cause false positive PCP results? I know I have never taken PCP.
  • Effects taking lamictal abilify and pristiq
    (Asked by a 64 year old woman who has Blackouts Seizure, Bipolar Disorder, and takes Abilify, Lamictal, Pristiq)
    Although I take these three drugs I am still experiencing symptoms of lethargy, lack of appetite Are these symptoms perhaps side effects of these grubs?
  • I'm on 1 1/12 mg of suboxone. would i have to go off of it if i need major surgery?
    (Asked by a 72 year old woman who takes Wellbutrin, Synthroid, Seroquel, Neurontin, Nexium, Losartan, Lamictal, Cardizem La)
    I was taking about 5 to 15 mg of Percocet a day and wanted to get off them. If I don't take suboxone at night I get EXTREME discomfort down my left leg & can not sleep due to pressure on my lower back (that's why I had to take Percocet). I have tried NUMEROUS meds over the past 20 yrs & nothing worked. the actual problem in my lumber spine is not serious enough to have surgery at this time.
    My question is if I need major surgery and need to take an opiate pain med would I have to get off the 1 1/2 mg of suboxone so I don't to go into withdrawal (as a doc once told me)? I'm 72 & the possibility of needing surgery is high, especially since I've had breast, colon & skin cancer. thank you
  • Lamicta side effect nausa and vomiting after years of takin it for bi-polar (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 65 year old woman who has Vomiting, Nausea, and takes Lamictal)
    I been taking Lamictal for a couple of years. With no side effects. Presently I starter having nausea, and dry heaves ,
    I went to the specialist they run test for stomach hernia, etc etc. they did not find any thing wrong. Today I noatice I experience nausea after taking Lamictal I experience dry heaves attacks. Nausea and vomiting is a side effect of Lamicta in a very small percentage of people. Has anybody suffer nausea and vomiting after taking Lamictal for a log period of time but not in the beginning?
    Sorry about the English. English is my second language Thank you

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