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Review: could Lamictal cause Insomnia?

Summary: Insomnia 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 37,541 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,329 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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Lamictal

Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 40,659 Lamictal users)

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 143,888 Insomnia patients)

On Feb, 12, 2015: 37,541 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 1,384 people (3.69%) have Insomnia.

Trend of Insomnia in Lamictal reports

Time on Lamictal when people have Insomnia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Insomnia44.29%25.57%6.39%5.94%9.13%6.39%2.28%

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Lamictal * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Insomnia0.08%2.31%6.51%13.85%18.22%22.34%24.48%12.20%

Severity of Insomnia when taking Lamictal ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia5.17%39.66%39.66%15.52%

How people recovered from Insomnia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Insomnia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (482 people, 34.83%)
  2. Depression (291 people, 21.03%)
  3. Epilepsy (144 people, 10.40%)
  4. Anxiety (130 people, 9.39%)
  5. Sleep disorder (109 people, 7.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (288 people, 20.81%)
  2. Klonopin (154 people, 11.13%)
  3. Ambien (132 people, 9.54%)
  4. Xanax (129 people, 9.32%)
  5. Ativan (114 people, 8.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Hi Everyone - I am desperate to talk to people who suffer like me. I have RLS and insomnia. I take Mirapex, Gabapenten, and have tried about 6 different kinds of sleeping pills and for the last 3 years I sleep about 3 to 4 hours a night. I can fall asleep but I cannot stay asleep. I am so sick of living like this. Nothing helps to keep me asleep. I go to bed at the same time every night (9) and around 1:00am, I wake up to go to the bathroom then the nightmare begins.... I cannot go back to sleep. I feel tired, depressed, alone and desperate for help. I have been to the Mayo Clinic twice and to numerous doctors and although they try, I can't get better. I exercise everyday for 1 - 1&1/2 hrs a day. I do not have any other health issues at all. This is a real big problem and a awful way to live. I just feel so alone and sad.

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  • Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:

    Sammy, I'm a white 45 male; just wanted to agree on that Klonopin remark. When I was 21 I had my second kidney transplant which was a BAD issue all together, at any rate the hospital did not include my medications taken at home after my surgery. I went thru the worst hallucinations and jerking and seizures you could ever possibly imagine. This went on for almost 3 1/2 weeks before we decided to have me taken OUT of the hospital and relocated before they ended up taking my life. Then the whole staff of paychology including the chief of psychiatry cane in my room to see what they could do, Finallu. During one of my few moments of clarity the C.O.F after blaming me if talking "drugs" prior to my transplant listened to my word of telling him the meds I was on before being admitted. After asking when was the last time I had received my Klonopin and me not knowing, he then reviewed the charts, and didn't see me receiving this med once. He stormed out of the room of about 9 docs and came back in with two Klonopin; for the first time in almost 4 weeks and after three surgeries the first 72 hours I was hospitalized, I was sleeping like a baby, for about 49 hours with NO MORE hallucinations, or seizures or jerking! I finally got out of there without a kidney since that kidney was supposed to go to another man named the same as I in a different city! I do take Xanax and probably always will. The half life on Klonopin is much different hence one if its dangers, Nevwr Ever stop this drug cold! I've been on dialysis 25 1/2 years now and suffered from intense skin cancers, but have fought and done all I can do to live a normal as possible life, working full time except when I'm in yet another surgery, over 32 general anesthetic procedures since 1987. I was the youngest boy-man to ever be on the USA soccer team ready to play in the Korea 1988 Olympics. What a change in life.....
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