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 41,204 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 140 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. (latest outcomes from Lamictal 44,187 users)

Hypokalemia

Hypokalemia (low potassium) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, erythema multiforme, fever, renal failure acute, abdominal pain (latest reports from 25,847 Hypokalemia patients).

On Aug, 22, 2016

41,204 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal.
Among them, 140 people (0.34%) have Hypokalemia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lamictal cause Hypokalemia?

Time on Lamictal when people have Hypokalemia *:

  • < 1 month: 47.06 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.47 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.88 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20.59 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hypokalemia when taking Lamictal *:

  • female: 84.56 %
  • male: 15.44 %

Age of people who have Hypokalemia when taking Lamictal *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.87 %
  • 10-19: 6.96 %
  • 20-29: 15.65 %
  • 30-39: 25.22 %
  • 40-49: 14.78 %
  • 50-59: 18.26 %
  • 60+: 18.26 %

Severity if Hypokalemia when taking Lamictal **:

  • least: 100 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Hypokalemia **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (26 people)
  • Breast Cancer (19 people)
  • Bipolar I Disorder (19 people)
  • Epilepsy (15 people)
  • Metastases To Bone (11 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (39 people)
  • Zometa (35 people)
  • Xanax (35 people)
  • Duragesic-100 (34 people)
  • Percocet (33 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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