Review: could Lamictal cause Gait Disturbance?


Summary

Gait disturbance 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 Keppra, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 38,208 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 472 have Gait disturbance. Find out below who they are, when they have Gait disturbance and more.

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Lamictal

Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lamictal 40,259 users)

Gait Disturbance

Gait disturbance has been reported by people with abasia, urinary tract infection, weakness, fatigue, fall (latest reports from 46,108 Gait disturbance patients).

On Jul, 27, 2016

38,208 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal.
Among them, 472 people (1.24%) have Gait Disturbance


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lamictal cause Gait disturbance?

Time on Lamictal when people have Gait Disturbance *:

  • < 1 month: 50.88 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 24.56 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.26 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.53 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.26 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.51 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Gait Disturbance when taking Lamictal *:

  • female: 67.88 %
  • male: 32.12 %

Age of people who have Gait Disturbance when taking Lamictal *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.33 %
  • 10-19: 6.98 %
  • 20-29: 9.3 %
  • 30-39: 13.18 %
  • 40-49: 23.77 %
  • 50-59: 24.81 %
  • 60+: 19.64 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (97 people)
  • Epilepsy (79 people)
  • Convulsion (52 people)
  • Depression (35 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (29 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Keppra (63 people)
  • Cymbalta (41 people)
  • Seroquel (40 people)
  • Klonopin (36 people)
  • Tegretol (35 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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