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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 37,564 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 40,683 Lamictal users)

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 143,951 Insomnia patients)

On Mar, 16, 2015: 37,564 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 1,384 people (3.68%) 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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