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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 37,506 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 40,628 Lamictal 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, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, osteoporosis, metastases to bone. (latest reports from 22,129 Edema patients)

On Jan, 27, 2015: 37,506 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • I started by taking 25 my of Lamictal , 1@ night for a week, then 2 nights ago I went up to 50 my and the next evening I noticed my legs felt heavy and feet felt tight and then saw that they were swollen. I have been elevating At night. please help me

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  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • overtheborderanddontspkspanish on Jan, 9, 2011:

    Swelling is very frustrating as I couldn't find ANY information about this side effect. My knees are affected mostly, followed by elbows and hands, ankles...

    Reply

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