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 48,703 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA. Among them, 1,768 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 54,798 users)

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, insomnia (latest reports from 207,025 Insomnia patients).

On Jan, 19, 2017

48,703 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal.
Among them, 1,768 people (3.63%) have Insomnia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lamictal cause Insomnia?

Time on Lamictal when people have Insomnia *:

  • < 1 month: 48.11 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.03 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.49 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.95 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.11 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.24 %
  • 10+ years: 1.08 %

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Lamictal *:

  • female: 67.62 %
  • male: 32.38 %

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Lamictal *:

  • 0-1: 0.15 %
  • 2-9: 2.22 %
  • 10-19: 6.8 %
  • 20-29: 11.7 %
  • 30-39: 16.9 %
  • 40-49: 23.24 %
  • 50-59: 25.54 %
  • 60+: 13.46 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (535 people, 30.26%)
  • Depression (331 people, 18.72%)
  • Epilepsy (169 people, 9.56%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (126 people, 7.13%)
  • Sleep Disorder (98 people, 5.54%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (328 people, 18.55%)
  • Klonopin (188 people, 10.63%)
  • Xanax (158 people, 8.94%)
  • Abilify (144 people, 8.14%)
  • Ambien (140 people, 7.92%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (397 people, 22.45%)
  • Fatigue (305 people, 17.25%)
  • Headache (275 people, 15.55%)
  • Nausea (261 people, 14.76%)
  • Depression (260 people, 14.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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