Lamictal and Hot flashes - from FDA reports


Summary

Hot flashes is found among people who take Lamictal, especially for people who are 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Xanax, and have Depression . We study 48,703 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA. Among them, 195 have Hot flashes. Find out below who they are, when they have Hot flashes and more.

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Lamictal

Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lamictal 54,850 users)

Hot Flashes

Hot flashes has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, endometriosis, high blood cholesterol, breast cancer, depression (latest reports from 34,480 Hot flashes patients).

On Jan, 27, 2017

48,703 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal.
Among them, 195 people (0.4%) have Hot Flashes


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lamictal cause Hot flashes?

Time on Lamictal when people have Hot Flashes *:

  • < 1 month: 57.89 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.32 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.26 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 10.53 %

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

  • 0-1: 1.23 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 6.13 %
  • 20-29: 13.5 %
  • 30-39: 23.31 %
  • 40-49: 15.95 %
  • 50-59: 26.38 %
  • 60+: 13.5 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (38 people, 19.49%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (35 people, 17.95%)
  • Epilepsy (19 people, 9.74%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (17 people, 8.72%)
  • Endometriosis (14 people, 7.18%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (26 people, 13.33%)
  • Seroquel (25 people, 12.82%)
  • Cymbalta (23 people, 11.79%)
  • Zometa (21 people, 10.77%)
  • Arimidex (21 people, 10.77%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Insomnia (54 people, 27.69%)
  • Fatigue (45 people, 23.08%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (41 people, 21.03%)
  • Nausea (39 people, 20.00%)
  • Rashes (35 people, 17.95%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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