Lamictal and Hypokalemia - from FDA reports


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 48,703 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA. Among them, 151 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 54,841 users)

Hypokalemia

Hypokalemia (low potassium) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, depression, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 33,565 Hypokalemia patients).

On Feb, 02, 2017

48,703 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal.
Among them, 151 people (0.31%) have Hypokalemia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lamictal cause Hypokalemia?

Time on Lamictal when people have Hypokalemia *:

  • < 1 month: 48.57 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.71 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.71 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 17.14 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.86 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hypokalemia when taking Lamictal *:

  • female: 82.99 %
  • male: 17.01 %

Age of people who have Hypokalemia when taking Lamictal *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.83 %
  • 10-19: 6.61 %
  • 20-29: 14.88 %
  • 30-39: 24.79 %
  • 40-49: 14.88 %
  • 50-59: 19.01 %
  • 60+: 19.01 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (26 people, 17.22%)
  • Breast Cancer (19 people, 12.58%)
  • Bipolar I Disorder (19 people, 12.58%)
  • Epilepsy (16 people, 10.60%)
  • Pain (12 people, 7.95%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (39 people, 25.83%)
  • Zometa (35 people, 23.18%)
  • Xanax (35 people, 23.18%)
  • Percocet (34 people, 22.52%)
  • Duragesic-100 (34 people, 22.52%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea And Vomiting (53 people, 35.10%)
  • Nausea (51 people, 33.77%)
  • Pain (39 people, 25.83%)
  • Back Pain (36 people, 23.84%)
  • Fatigue (33 people, 21.85%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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