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Review: could Lamictal cause High blood sugar (Hyperglycemia)?





Summary: High blood sugar is found among people who take Lamictal, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder.

We study 37,484 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 has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (view latest outcomes from 40,593 users)

High blood sugar

High blood sugar (high blood sugar) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, depression, bipolar disorder.(latest reports from High blood sugar 16,702 patients)

On Dec, 14, 2014: 37,484 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 115 people (0.31%) have High Blood Sugar.

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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    (Asked by a 34 year old woman who has Seizures, and takes Lamictal)
    I also take methadone was wondering if a I could use morning a oleifera
  • Can lamictal cause false positive pcp drug screen (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 42 year old woman who has Epilepsy, and takes Lamictal Xr)
    I had a rapid urine drug screen for new employment and it shows positive for PCP. I have never taken or even seen PCP. I am so embarrassed and mortified. Needless to say my urine has been sent to a lab to see if it can rule out false positive results. I called my neurologist and my Pharmacist and both say Lamictal cannot cause false positive. So I searched internet and have found it can cause false positive PCP results? I know I have never taken PCP.
  • Can muninex dm be taken safely with hydrochlorothyiazide
    (Asked by a 66 year old woman who has High Blood Cholesterol, Potassium - Low, High Blood Sugar, High Blood Pressure, and takes Simvastatin, Losartan, Hctz)
    presently having symptoms which appear to be upper respitory infection want to take muninex for nasal/chest congestion coughing will it interact okay with the HCTZ please advise
  • Effects taking lamictal abilify and pristiq
    (Asked by a 64 year old woman who has Blackouts Seizure, Bipolar Disorder, and takes Abilify, Lamictal, Pristiq)
    Although I take these three drugs I am still experiencing symptoms of lethargy, lack of appetite Are these symptoms perhaps side effects of these grubs?
  • I'm on 1 1/12 mg of suboxone. would i have to go off of it if i need major surgery?
    (Asked by a 72 year old woman who takes Wellbutrin, Synthroid, Seroquel, Neurontin, Nexium, Losartan, Lamictal, Cardizem La)
    I was taking about 5 to 15 mg of Percocet a day and wanted to get off them. If I don't take suboxone at night I get EXTREME discomfort down my left leg & can not sleep due to pressure on my lower back (that's why I had to take Percocet). I have tried NUMEROUS meds over the past 20 yrs & nothing worked. the actual problem in my lumber spine is not serious enough to have surgery at this time.
    My question is if I need major surgery and need to take an opiate pain med would I have to get off the 1 1/2 mg of suboxone so I don't to go into withdrawal (as a doc once told me)? I'm 72 & the possibility of needing surgery is high, especially since I've had breast, colon & skin cancer. thank you

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