Lamictal and Low blood pressure - from FDA reports


Summary

Low blood pressure 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 Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 48,703 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA. Among them, 534 have Low blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have Low blood pressure 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)

Low Blood Pressure

Low blood pressure has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, depression (latest reports from 156,067 Low blood pressure patients).

On Jan, 28, 2017

48,703 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal.
Among them, 534 people (1.1%) have Low Blood Pressure


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lamictal cause Low blood pressure?

Time on Lamictal when people have Low Blood Pressure *:

  • < 1 month: 62.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.73 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.55 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.09 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.14 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Low Blood Pressure when taking Lamictal *:

  • female: 67.37 %
  • male: 32.63 %

Age of people who have Low Blood Pressure when taking Lamictal *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.11 %
  • 10-19: 9.09 %
  • 20-29: 13.11 %
  • 30-39: 12.26 %
  • 40-49: 25.79 %
  • 50-59: 17.76 %
  • 60+: 19.66 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (91 people, 17.04%)
  • Epilepsy (67 people, 12.55%)
  • Depression (62 people, 11.61%)
  • High Blood Pressure (49 people, 9.18%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (41 people, 7.68%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (64 people, 11.99%)
  • Klonopin (52 people, 9.74%)
  • Synthroid (45 people, 8.43%)
  • Keppra (40 people, 7.49%)
  • Ambien (40 people, 7.49%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dizziness (106 people, 19.85%)
  • Fever (93 people, 17.42%)
  • Rashes (84 people, 15.73%)
  • Arrhythmias (81 people, 15.17%)
  • Fatigue (77 people, 14.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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