Could Lamictal cause Flatulence - from FDA reports


Summary

Flatulence is found among people who take Lamictal, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Chantix, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 48,703 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA. Among them, 110 have Flatulence. Find out below who they are, when they have Flatulence and more.

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Lamictal

Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lamictal 54,782 users)

Flatulence

Flatulence (flatus expelled through the anus) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 32,778 Flatulence patients).

On Dec, 28, 2016

48,703 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal.
Among them, 110 people (0.23%) have Flatulence


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lamictal cause Flatulence?

Time on Lamictal when people have Flatulence *:

  • < 1 month: 40 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 15 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Flatulence when taking Lamictal *:

  • female: 76.36 %
  • male: 23.64 %

Age of people who have Flatulence when taking Lamictal *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 4.55 %
  • 10-19: 10.23 %
  • 20-29: 3.41 %
  • 30-39: 17.05 %
  • 40-49: 20.45 %
  • 50-59: 30.68 %
  • 60+: 13.64 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (25 people, 22.73%)
  • Quit Smoking (21 people, 19.09%)
  • Depression (12 people, 10.91%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (8 people, 7.27%)
  • Gaucher's Disease (6 people, 5.45%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Chantix (22 people, 20.00%)
  • Nexium (19 people, 17.27%)
  • Xanax (18 people, 16.36%)
  • Klonopin (15 people, 13.64%)
  • Keppra (13 people, 11.82%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Diarrhea (36 people, 32.73%)
  • Nausea (32 people, 29.09%)
  • Headache (29 people, 26.36%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (26 people, 23.64%)
  • Abdominal Pain Upper (24 people, 21.82%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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