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Review: could Lamictal cause Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness?

Summary: Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness could be caused by Lamictal, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder.

We study 37,266 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,626 have Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness. Find out below who they are, when they have Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness and more.

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Lamictal

Lamictal (latest outcomes from 40,334 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness

Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness (feeling of tiredness) (latest reports from 1,536,507 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 37,171 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 1,620 people (4.36%) have Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness. They amount to 0.11% of all the 1,534,829 people who have Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness in Lamictal reports

Time on Lamictal when people have Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness39.00%21.70%6.74%7.92%16.13%6.74%1.76%

Age of people who have Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness when taking Lamictal * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness1.29%4.54%11.53%11.86%13.97%19.59%23.86%13.36%

Severity of Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness when taking Lamictal ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness0.00%38.30%48.94%12.77%

How people recovered from Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness3.12%6.25%90.62%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (370 people, 22.84%)
  2. Depression (242 people, 14.94%)
  3. Epilepsy (168 people, 10.37%)
  4. Convulsion (120 people, 7.41%)
  5. Anxiety (97 people, 5.99%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (173 people, 10.68%)
  2. Keppra (169 people, 10.43%)
  3. Klonopin (162 people, 10.00%)
  4. Cymbalta (121 people, 7.47%)
  5. Neurontin (117 people, 7.22%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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