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Review: could Lamictal cause Hypokalemia?

We study 37,442 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 (latest outcomes from 40,519 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Hypokalemia

Hypokalemia (low potassium) (latest reports from 180,196 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, depression, multiple myeloma.

On Aug, 26, 2014: 37,390 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 132 people (0.35%) have Hypokalemia. They amount to 0.07% of all the 180,551 people who have Hypokalemia on eHealthMe.

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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  • 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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On eHealthMe, Lamictal (lamotrigine) is often used for bipolar disorder. Find out below the conditions Lamictal is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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Hypokalemia is also known as: Hypokalaemia, Hypokalaemic Syndrome, Hypokalemic Syndrome, Hypopotassemia, Low blood potassium, Potassium - low.

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