Lamictal and Loss of appetite - from FDA reports


Summary

Loss of appetite is found among people who take Lamictal, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Keppra, and have Epilepsy . We study 48,703 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA. Among them, 571 have Loss of appetite. Find out below who they are, when they have Loss of appetite and more.

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Lamictal

Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lamictal 54,850 users)

Loss Of Appetite

Loss of appetite (lack of feeling to eat) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression, pain (latest reports from 97,608 Loss of appetite patients).

On Jan, 24, 2017

48,703 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal.
Among them, 571 people (1.17%) have Loss Of Appetite


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lamictal cause Loss of appetite?

Time on Lamictal when people have Loss Of Appetite *:

  • < 1 month: 59.84 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.71 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.15 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.36 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.36 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.57 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Loss Of Appetite when taking Lamictal *:

  • female: 67.21 %
  • male: 32.79 %

Age of people who have Loss Of Appetite when taking Lamictal *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 5.96 %
  • 10-19: 9.86 %
  • 20-29: 12.61 %
  • 30-39: 15.14 %
  • 40-49: 19.5 %
  • 50-59: 18.58 %
  • 60+: 18.35 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (111 people, 19.44%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (91 people, 15.94%)
  • Depression (83 people, 14.54%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (38 people, 6.65%)
  • Convulsion (35 people, 6.13%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Keppra (58 people, 10.16%)
  • Synthroid (49 people, 8.58%)
  • Cymbalta (49 people, 8.58%)
  • Tegretol (46 people, 8.06%)
  • Klonopin (42 people, 7.36%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (180 people, 31.52%)
  • Fatigue (137 people, 23.99%)
  • Weight Decreased (131 people, 22.94%)
  • Rashes (120 people, 21.02%)
  • Fever (113 people, 19.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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