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Review: could Lamictal cause High blood sugar?

We study 37,390 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 115 have High blood sugar. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood sugar and more.

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Lamictal

Lamictal (latest outcomes from 40,499 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

High blood sugar

High blood sugar (high blood sugar) (latest reports from 145,917 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, depression, bipolar disorder.

On Aug, 12, 2014: 37,383 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 115 people (0.31%) have High Blood Sugar. They amount to 0.08% of all the 146,093 people who have High Blood Sugar on eHealthMe.

Trend of High blood sugar in Lamictal reports

Time on Lamictal when people have High blood sugar * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
High blood sugar14.29%28.57%9.52%19.05%9.52%19.05%0.00%

Age of people who have High blood sugar when taking Lamictal * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
High blood sugar0.00%0.00%11.50%10.62%14.16%35.40%23.01%5.31%

Severity of High blood sugar when taking Lamictal ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
High blood sugar0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from High blood sugar ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
High blood sugar0.00%33.33%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (65 people, 56.52%)
  2. Depression (40 people, 34.78%)
  3. Anxiety (22 people, 19.13%)
  4. Insomnia (20 people, 17.39%)
  5. Sleep disorder (14 people, 12.17%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (79 people, 68.70%)
  2. Zyprexa (37 people, 32.17%)
  3. Lexapro (31 people, 26.96%)
  4. Geodon (29 people, 25.22%)
  5. Abilify (28 people, 24.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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