Could Lamictal cause Insomnia - from FDA reports


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 50,142 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA. Among them, 1,748 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 Lamictal 54,727 users)

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, insomnia (latest reports from 206,827 Insomnia patients).

On Nov, 19, 2016

50,142 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal.
Among them, 1,748 people (3.49%) have Insomnia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lamictal cause Insomnia?

Time on Lamictal when people have Insomnia *:

  • < 1 month: 39.38 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.66 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.64 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.64 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.06 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.08 %
  • 10+ years: 2.65 %

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Lamictal *:

  • female: 68.03 %
  • male: 31.97 %

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Lamictal *:

  • 0-1: 0.15 %
  • 2-9: 2.22 %
  • 10-19: 6.66 %
  • 20-29: 11.56 %
  • 30-39: 17.92 %
  • 40-49: 23.2 %
  • 50-59: 25.42 %
  • 60+: 12.86 %

Severity of Insomnia **:

  • least: 4.08 %
  • moderate: 40.82 %
  • severe: 36.73 %
  • most severe: 18.37 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (540 people, 30.89%)
  • Depression (346 people, 19.79%)
  • Epilepsy (161 people, 9.21%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (138 people, 7.89%)
  • Sleep Disorder (103 people, 5.89%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (326 people, 18.65%)
  • Klonopin (189 people, 10.81%)
  • Xanax (152 people, 8.70%)
  • Abilify (145 people, 8.30%)
  • Ambien (138 people, 7.89%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (397 people, 22.71%)
  • Fatigue (297 people, 16.99%)
  • Headache (265 people, 15.16%)
  • Depression (259 people, 14.82%)
  • Nausea (254 people, 14.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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