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Review: could Lamictal cause Hot flashes?

Summary: Hot flashes could be caused by Lamictal, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Klonopin, and have Anxiety disorder.

We study 37,266 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 2 have Hot flashes. Find out below who they are, when they have Hot flashes and more.

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Lamictal

Lamictal (latest outcomes from 40,334 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Hot flashes

Hot flashes (latest reports from 1,424 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, stress and anxiety, high blood cholesterol, hypothyroidism.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 37,171 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 2 people (0.01%) have Hot Flashes. They amount to 0.14% of all the 1,407 people who have Hot Flashes on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hot flashes in Lamictal reports

Time on Lamictal when people have Hot flashes * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hot flashes0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hot flashes0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Hot flashes when taking Lamictal ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hot flashes0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hot flashes ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety disorder (1 people, 50.00%)
  2. Low thyroid (1 people, 50.00%)
  3. Seasonal allergy (1 people, 50.00%)
  4. Anxiety (1 people, 50.00%)
  5. Bipolar 2 (1 people, 50.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Klonopin (1 people, 50.00%)
  2. Synthroid (1 people, 50.00%)
  3. Zyrtec (1 people, 50.00%)
  4. Atenolol (1 people, 50.00%)
  5. Pepcid complete (1 people, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Susan on Apr, 22, 2014:

    Sorry to hear about this I am goin through it as we'll just found out after having tests done although I do have to children ages 4 and 10 I have only ever had a break from this deppo when I found out I was pregnant with my 2nd child so was on deppo for a good few yrs but lately I was gtn bad mood swings and horrible night sweats after 6 months they have says I'm goin through premature ovarian failure and I've been put on hormOne replacement treatment. I was really shocked as I've just turned 27

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