Review: could Lamictal cause Edema?


Edema is found among people who take Lamictal, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 41,204 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 202 have Edema. Find out below who they are, when they have Edema and more.

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Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lamictal 44,187 users)


Edema (excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, breathing difficulty, pain, joint pain, fatigue (latest reports from 27,367 Edema patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

41,204 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal.
Among them, 202 people (0.49%) have Edema

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lamictal cause Edema?

Time on Lamictal when people have Edema *:

  • < 1 month: 46.3 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 35.19 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.85 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.7 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.56 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.41 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Edema when taking Lamictal *:

  • female: 79.29 %
  • male: 20.71 %

Age of people who have Edema when taking Lamictal *:

  • 0-1: 0.6 %
  • 2-9: 0.6 %
  • 10-19: 6.02 %
  • 20-29: 10.24 %
  • 30-39: 19.28 %
  • 40-49: 22.29 %
  • 50-59: 20.48 %
  • 60+: 20.48 %

Severity if Edema when taking Lamictal **:

  • least: 11.11 %
  • moderate: 22.22 %
  • severe: 55.56 %
  • most severe: 11.11 %

How people recovered from Edema **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (53 people)
  • Pain (21 people)
  • Epilepsy (18 people)
  • Muscle Spasms (16 people)
  • Depression (15 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (40 people)
  • Percocet (32 people)
  • Cymbalta (32 people)
  • Keppra (30 people)
  • Prednisone (28 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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