Could Lamictal cause Headache - from FDA reports


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 Klonopin, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 48,703 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA. Among them, 2,169 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Lamictal

Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lamictal 54,798 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, pain (latest reports from 306,112 Headache patients).

On Jan, 18, 2017

48,703 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal.
Among them, 2,169 people (4.45%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lamictal cause Headache?

Time on Lamictal when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 54.02 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.15 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.28 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.27 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.03 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.51 %
  • 10+ years: 0.75 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Lamictal *:

  • female: 74.56 %
  • male: 25.44 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Lamictal *:

  • 0-1: 0.06 %
  • 2-9: 1.66 %
  • 10-19: 8.36 %
  • 20-29: 13.57 %
  • 30-39: 18.97 %
  • 40-49: 22.88 %
  • 50-59: 21.93 %
  • 60+: 12.57 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (516 people, 23.79%)
  • Depression (302 people, 13.92%)
  • Epilepsy (259 people, 11.94%)
  • Convulsion (135 people, 6.22%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (96 people, 4.43%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Klonopin (185 people, 8.53%)
  • Seroquel (177 people, 8.16%)
  • Cymbalta (168 people, 7.75%)
  • Keppra (149 people, 6.87%)
  • Synthroid (125 people, 5.76%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (530 people, 24.44%)
  • Dizziness (488 people, 22.50%)
  • Fatigue (391 people, 18.03%)
  • Rashes (336 people, 15.49%)
  • Insomnia (275 people, 12.68%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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