Could Lamictal cause Edema - from FDA reports


Summary

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 50,142 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA. Among them, 248 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 54,720 users)

Edema

Edema (excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 40,501 Edema patients).

On Nov, 17, 2016

50,142 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal.
Among them, 248 people (0.49%) have Edema


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lamictal cause Edema?

Time on Lamictal when people have Edema *:

  • < 1 month: 44.26 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 32.79 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.64 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.28 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.2 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.84 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Edema when taking Lamictal *:

  • female: 80.17 %
  • male: 19.83 %

Age of people who have Edema when taking Lamictal *:

  • 0-1: 0.5 %
  • 2-9: 1.49 %
  • 10-19: 6.47 %
  • 20-29: 9.45 %
  • 30-39: 17.41 %
  • 40-49: 25.37 %
  • 50-59: 18.91 %
  • 60+: 20.4 %

Severity of Edema **:

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

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (40 people, 16.13%)
  • Keppra (36 people, 14.52%)
  • Cymbalta (36 people, 14.52%)
  • Percocet (32 people, 12.90%)
  • Xanax (29 people, 11.69%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Muscle Spasms (17 people, 6.85%)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome (14 people, 5.65%)
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (13 people, 5.24%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (13 people, 5.24%)
  • Bone Lesion (13 people, 5.24%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Rashes (103 people, 41.53%)
  • Pain (73 people, 29.44%)
  • Fatigue (61 people, 24.60%)
  • Depression (58 people, 23.39%)
  • Headache (46 people, 18.55%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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