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 37,506 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 has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 40,628 Lamictal users)
Hypokalemia (low potassium) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, depression, multiple myeloma. (latest reports from 24,848 Hypokalemia patients)
On Dec, 31, 2014: 37,484 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 132 people (0.35%) have Hypokalemia.
Time on Lamictal when people have Hypokalemia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Hypokalemia when taking Lamictal * :
Severity of Hypokalemia when taking Lamictal ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Hypokalemia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
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%)
- Xanax (33 people, 25.00%)
- Percocet (33 people, 25.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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