Review: could Lamictal cause Hot Flashes?


Hot flashes is found among people who take Lamictal, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 41,204 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 152 have Hot flashes. Find out below who they are, when they have Hot flashes and more.

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Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lamictal 45,312 users)

Hot Flashes

Hot flashes has been reported by people with pain, diarrhea, insomnia, joint pain, fatigue (latest reports from 22,621 Hot flashes patients).

On Aug, 27, 2016

41,204 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal.
Among them, 152 people (0.37%) have Hot Flashes

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lamictal cause Hot flashes?

Time on Lamictal when people have Hot Flashes *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.17 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.17 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.17 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.17 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.5 %
  • 10+ years: 12.5 %

Gender of people who have Hot Flashes when taking Lamictal *:

  • female: 89.33 %
  • male: 10.67 %

Age of people who have Hot Flashes when taking Lamictal *:

  • 0-1: 1.55 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 4.65 %
  • 20-29: 13.95 %
  • 30-39: 24.03 %
  • 40-49: 15.5 %
  • 50-59: 27.91 %
  • 60+: 12.4 %

Severity if Hot Flashes when taking Lamictal **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 55.56 %
  • severe: 22.22 %
  • most severe: 22.22 %

How people recovered from Hot Flashes **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 40 %
  • not yet: 60 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (36 people)
  • Depression (34 people)
  • Epilepsy (14 people)
  • Breast Cancer (12 people)
  • Anxiety (11 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (23 people)
  • Xanax (22 people)
  • Vicodin (19 people)
  • Pepcid (19 people)
  • Arimidex (19 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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