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Review: could Lamictal cause Hot flashes (Hot Flush)?





Summary: 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 Xanax, and have Bipolar disorder.

We study 37,484 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 148 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 40,599 users)

Hot flashes

Hot flashes (sudden feelings of heat) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, breast cancer, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis.(latest reports from Hot flashes 17,904 patients)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 37,464 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 148 people (0.40%) have Hot Flashes.

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 flashes35.00%25.00%5.00%5.00%5.00%15.00%10.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hot flashes1.60%0.00%5.60%13.60%23.20%16.80%27.20%12.00%

Severity of Hot flashes when taking Lamictal ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hot flashes0.00%71.43%14.29%14.29%

How people recovered from Hot flashes ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hot flashes0.00%66.67%33.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (30 people, 20.27%)
  2. Depression (27 people, 18.24%)
  3. Epilepsy (15 people, 10.14%)
  4. Breast cancer (12 people, 8.11%)
  5. Bipolar i disorder (11 people, 7.43%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Xanax (20 people, 13.51%)
  2. Vicodin (19 people, 12.84%)
  3. Arimidex (19 people, 12.84%)
  4. Seroquel (19 people, 12.84%)
  5. Pepcid (19 people, 12.84%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 64 year old woman who has Blackouts Seizure, Bipolar Disorder, and takes Abilify, Lamictal, Pristiq)
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    (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.
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