Review: could Lamictal cause Headache?
Summary: Headache 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 37,541 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,689 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.
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Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 40,659 Lamictal users)
Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 202,378 Headache patients)
On Feb, 26, 2015: 37,541 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 1,689 people (4.50%) have Headache.
Time on Lamictal when people have Headache * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Headache when taking Lamictal * :
Severity of Headache when taking Lamictal ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Headache ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (434 people, 25.70%)
- Depression (259 people, 15.33%)
- Epilepsy (214 people, 12.67%)
- Convulsion (123 people, 7.28%)
- Anxiety (97 people, 5.74%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (165 people, 9.77%)
- Klonopin (161 people, 9.53%)
- Keppra (114 people, 6.75%)
- Cymbalta (105 people, 6.22%)
- Synthroid (98 people, 5.80%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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