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Review: could Lamictal cause Edema (Swelling)?
We study 37,402 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 (latest outcomes from 40,519 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.
Edema (excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body) (latest reports from 181,897 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, osteoporosis, metastases to bone.
On Sep, 15, 2014: 37,402 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 187 people (0.50%) have Edema.
Time on Lamictal when people have Edema * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Edema when taking Lamictal * :
Severity of Edema when taking Lamictal ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Edema ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (49 people, 26.20%)
- Epilepsy (21 people, 11.23%)
- Pain (17 people, 9.09%)
- Depression (15 people, 8.02%)
- Anxiety (15 people, 8.02%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (40 people, 21.39%)
- Cymbalta (32 people, 17.11%)
- Percocet (32 people, 17.11%)
- Aspirin (31 people, 16.58%)
- Prednisone (28 people, 14.97%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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
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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