Review: could Lamictal cause Flatulence?
Summary: Flatulence 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 Chantix, and have Quit smoking.
We study 37,506 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 81 have Flatulence. Find out below who they are, when they have Flatulence and more.
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Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 40,628 Lamictal users)
Flatulence (flatus expelled through the anus) has been reported by people with quit smoking, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, depression. (latest reports from 21,613 Flatulence patients)
On Jan, 28, 2015: 37,506 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 81 people (0.22%) have Flatulence.
Time on Lamictal when people have Flatulence * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Flatulence when taking Lamictal * :
Severity of Flatulence when taking Lamictal ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Flatulence ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Smoking cessation therapy (22 people, 27.16%)
- Bipolar disorder (17 people, 20.99%)
- Depression (12 people, 14.81%)
- Epilepsy (7 people, 8.64%)
- Gaucher's disease (6 people, 7.41%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Chantix (23 people, 28.40%)
- Xanax (17 people, 20.99%)
- Nexium (15 people, 18.52%)
- Keppra (15 people, 18.52%)
- Prevacid (12 people, 14.81%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I have had bad gas & bloating for the past year and a half. Nothing seems to help, and so I started thinking it may be my medicine because that is when it started.
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