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Review: could Lamictal cause Hypokalemia?





Summary: Hypokalemia is found among people who take Lamictal, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ambien, and have Bipolar disorder.

We study 37,484 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 132 have Hypokalemia. Find out below who they are, when they have Hypokalemia and more.

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Lamictal

Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (view latest outcomes from 40,593 users)

Hypokalemia

Hypokalemia (low potassium) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, depression, multiple myeloma.(latest reports from Hypokalemia 24,833 patients)

On Nov, 30, 2014: 37,464 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 132 people (0.35%) have Hypokalemia.

Trend of Hypokalemia in Lamictal reports

Time on Lamictal when people have Hypokalemia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hypokalemia41.18%26.47%5.88%0.00%20.59%5.88%0.00%

Age of people who have Hypokalemia when taking Lamictal * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hypokalemia0.00%0.85%6.78%17.80%27.12%13.56%17.80%16.10%

Severity of Hypokalemia when taking Lamictal ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hypokalemia100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hypokalemia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hypokalemia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (26 people, 19.70%)
  2. Bipolar i disorder (20 people, 15.15%)
  3. Epilepsy (17 people, 12.88%)
  4. Breast cancer (17 people, 12.88%)
  5. Metastases to bone (11 people, 8.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (39 people, 29.55%)
  2. Duragesic-100 (34 people, 25.76%)
  3. Zometa (34 people, 25.76%)
  4. Xanax (33 people, 25.00%)
  5. Percocet (33 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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