Review: could Lamictal cause Inability To Sleep?


Summary

Inability to sleep is found among people who take Lamictal, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 41,847 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,448 have Inability to sleep. Find out below who they are, when they have Inability to sleep and more.

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Lamictal

Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lamictal 45,312 users)

Inability To Sleep

Inability to sleep has been reported by people with drowsiness, memory loss, fatigue, stress and anxiety, fall (latest reports from 150,726 Inability to sleep patients).

On Aug, 30, 2016

41,847 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal.
Among them, 1,448 people (3.46%) have Inability To Sleep


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lamictal cause Inability to sleep?

Time on Lamictal when people have Inability To Sleep *:

  • < 1 month: 40.76 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 24.64 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.64 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.16 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.37 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.11 %
  • 10+ years: 2.37 %

Gender of people who have Inability To Sleep when taking Lamictal *:

  • female: 68.85 %
  • male: 31.15 %

Age of people who have Inability To Sleep when taking Lamictal *:

  • 0-1: 0.18 %
  • 2-9: 2.21 %
  • 10-19: 6.45 %
  • 20-29: 11.76 %
  • 30-39: 18.83 %
  • 40-49: 23.34 %
  • 50-59: 25.02 %
  • 60+: 12.2 %

Severity if Inability To Sleep when taking Lamictal **:

  • least: 4.17 %
  • moderate: 41.67 %
  • severe: 35.42 %
  • most severe: 18.75 %

How people recovered from Inability To Sleep **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 10 %
  • not yet: 90 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (492 people, 33.98%)
  • Depression (295 people, 20.37%)
  • Epilepsy (127 people, 8.77%)
  • Anxiety (108 people, 7.46%)
  • Insomnia (81 people, 5.59%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (281 people, 19.41%)
  • Klonopin (158 people, 10.91%)
  • Xanax (134 people, 9.25%)
  • Ambien (127 people, 8.77%)
  • Abilify (107 people, 7.39%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Anxiety (293 people, 20.23%)
  • Headache (220 people, 15.19%)
  • Fatigue (211 people, 14.57%)
  • Nausea (207 people, 14.30%)
  • Depression (202 people, 13.95%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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