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Review: could Lamictal cause Edema?

We study 37,390 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 185 have Edema. Find out below who they are, when they have Edema and more.

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Lamictal

Lamictal (latest outcomes from 40,487 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 181,559 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, osteoporosis, metastases to bone.

On Aug, 15, 2014: 37,383 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 185 people (0.49%) have Edema. They amount to 0.10% of all the 181,145 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
Edema51.06%38.30%2.13%0.00%4.26%4.26%0.00%

Age of people who have Edema when taking Lamictal * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Edema0.61%0.61%5.52%14.72%17.79%17.18%23.31%20.25%

Severity of Edema when taking Lamictal ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Edema0.00%20.00%80.00%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, 25.95%)
  2. Epilepsy (21 people, 11.35%)
  3. Pain (17 people, 9.19%)
  4. Anxiety (15 people, 8.11%)
  5. Depression (14 people, 7.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (40 people, 21.62%)
  2. Percocet (32 people, 17.30%)
  3. Cymbalta (32 people, 17.30%)
  4. Aspirin (31 people, 16.76%)
  5. Prednisone (28 people, 15.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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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...

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