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Review: could Lamictal cause Headache?

Summary: Headache could be caused by Lamictal, especially for people who are female, 40-49 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, 1,556 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache 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.

Headache

Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,196,463 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 37,171 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 1,682 people (4.53%) have Headache. They amount to 0.14% of all the 1,203,551 people who have Headache on eHealthMe.

Trend of Headache in Lamictal reports

Time on Lamictal when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headache49.76%27.29%4.83%5.56%8.45%3.62%0.48%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Lamictal * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.07%1.52%8.66%15.74%18.06%23.41%20.77%11.77%

Severity of Headache when taking Lamictal ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache4.17%48.61%43.06%4.17%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache0.00%17.65%82.35%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (433 people, 25.74%)
  2. Depression (255 people, 15.16%)
  3. Epilepsy (214 people, 12.72%)
  4. Convulsion (123 people, 7.31%)
  5. Anxiety (97 people, 5.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (165 people, 9.81%)
  2. Klonopin (160 people, 9.51%)
  3. Keppra (114 people, 6.78%)
  4. Cymbalta (105 people, 6.24%)
  5. Synthroid (98 people, 5.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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