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 37,541 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 has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 40,659 Lamictal users)
High blood sugar
High blood sugar (high blood sugar) has been reported by people with diabetes, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, bipolar disorder. (latest reports from 17,112 High blood sugar patients)
On Feb, 13, 2015: 37,541 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 115 people (0.31%) have High Blood Sugar.
Time on Lamictal when people have High blood sugar * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|High blood sugar||14.29%||28.57%||9.52%||19.05%||9.52%||19.05%||0.00% |
Age of people who have High blood sugar when taking Lamictal * :
|High blood sugar||0.00%||0.00%||11.50%||10.62%||14.16%||35.40%||23.01%||5.31% |
Severity of High blood sugar when taking Lamictal ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|High blood sugar||0.00%||66.67%||33.33%||0.00% |
How people recovered from High blood sugar ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|High blood sugar||0.00%||33.33%||66.67% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (65 people, 56.52%)
- Depression (40 people, 34.78%)
- Anxiety (22 people, 19.13%)
- Insomnia (20 people, 17.39%)
- Sleep disorder (14 people, 12.17%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (79 people, 68.70%)
- Zyprexa (37 people, 32.17%)
- Lexapro (31 people, 26.96%)
- Geodon (29 people, 25.22%)
- Abilify (28 people, 24.35%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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