Review: could Lamictal cause Inability to sleep (Insomnia)?
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 37,484 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,327 have Inability to sleep. Find out below who they are, when they have Inability to sleep and more.
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Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lamictal 40,599 users)
Inability to sleep
Inability to sleep (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with depression, insomnia, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain.(latest reports from Inability to sleep 123,448 patients)
On Dec, 19, 2014: 37,484 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 1,327 people (3.54%) have Inability To Sleep.
Time on Lamictal when people have Inability to sleep * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Inability to sleep||45.63%||25.73%||6.31%||5.34%||9.22%||6.31%||1.46% |
Age of people who have Inability to sleep when taking Lamictal * :
|Inability to sleep||0.09%||2.24%||6.64%||14.06%||18.38%||22.17%||25.11%||11.30% |
Severity of Inability to sleep when taking Lamictal ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Inability to sleep||4.55%||45.45%||34.09%||15.91% |
How people recovered from Inability to sleep ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Inability to sleep||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (480 people, 36.17%)
- Depression (287 people, 21.63%)
- Epilepsy (144 people, 10.85%)
- Anxiety (130 people, 9.80%)
- Sleep disorder (109 people, 8.21%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (287 people, 21.63%)
- Klonopin (149 people, 11.23%)
- Ambien (130 people, 9.80%)
- Xanax (127 people, 9.57%)
- Ativan (114 people, 8.59%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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