Review: could Lamictal cause Gait disturbance?
Summary: Gait disturbance 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 Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder.
We study 37,506 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 431 have Gait disturbance. Find out below who they are, when they have Gait disturbance 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)
Gait disturbance has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 47,681 Gait disturbance patients)
On Jan, 30, 2015: 37,506 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 431 people (1.15%) have Gait Disturbance.
Time on Lamictal when people have Gait disturbance * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Gait disturbance||54.72%||26.42%||5.66%||9.43%||3.77%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Gait disturbance when taking Lamictal * :
|Gait disturbance||0.00%||2.23%||6.70%||9.93%||12.90%||24.81%||23.82%||19.60% |
Severity of Gait disturbance when taking Lamictal ** :
How people recovered from Gait disturbance ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (124 people, 28.77%)
- Epilepsy (84 people, 19.49%)
- Convulsion (82 people, 19.03%)
- Depression (46 people, 10.67%)
- Anxiety (41 people, 9.51%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (69 people, 16.01%)
- Keppra (65 people, 15.08%)
- Aspirin (63 people, 14.62%)
- Ativan (55 people, 12.76%)
- Geodon (50 people, 11.60%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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