Review: could Lamictal cause Hypokalemia?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 4, 2014)
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On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 37,132 people who take Lamictal. Among them, 132 have Hypokalemia. See who they are, when they have Hypokalemia and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Lamictal (latest outcomes from 40,293 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder, epilepsy. Commonly reported side effects of Lamictal include rashes, convulsion prophylaxis, convulsion, fever, lyell's syndrome.
Hypokalemia (low potassium) (latest reports from 175,966 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, depression, multiple myeloma.
On Mar, 4, 2014: 37,132 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 132 people (0.36%) have Hypokalemia.
Time on Lamictal when people have Hypokalemia * :
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Age of people who have Hypokalemia when taking Lamictal * :
Severity of Hypokalemia when taking Lamictal ** :
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How people recovered from Hypokalemia ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (26 people, 19.70%)
- Bipolar i disorder (20 people, 15.15%)
- Epilepsy (17 people, 12.88%)
- Breast cancer (17 people, 12.88%)
- Metastases to bone (11 people, 8.33%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ambien (39 people, 29.55%)
- Duragesic-100 (34 people, 25.76%)
- Zometa (34 people, 25.76%)
- Percocet (33 people, 25.00%)
- Xanax (33 people, 25.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Within 1 month of taking bladder control medication diagnosed with high blood pressure.Switched to Detrol LA but blood pressure was still high. Have been taking blood pressure medicene 4 months. Labwork came back last week showing slightly low level of potassium. Labs are to be rechecked for potassium and magnessium.Could bladder control medications cause the low potassium,then the low potassium cause the high blood pressure? Can I use the over the counter oxytrol with the low potassium, high blood, pressure, and evista?
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