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Review: could Lamictal cause Low blood pressure?

Summary: Low blood pressure could be caused by Lamictal, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder.

We study 37,266 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 400 have Low blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have Low blood pressure and more.

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Lamictal

Lamictal (latest outcomes from 40,334 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Low blood pressure

Low blood pressure (abnormally low blood pressure) (latest reports from 691,084 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, depression.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 37,171 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 389 people (1.05%) have Low Blood Pressure. They amount to 0.06% of all the 692,231 people who have Low Blood Pressure on eHealthMe.

Trend of Low blood pressure in Lamictal reports

Time on Lamictal when people have Low blood pressure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Low blood pressure62.92%17.98%4.49%1.12%8.99%3.37%1.12%

Age of people who have Low blood pressure when taking Lamictal * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Low blood pressure0.00%2.29%10.18%17.81%11.70%26.72%14.76%16.54%

Severity of Low blood pressure when taking Lamictal ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Low blood pressure16.67%33.33%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Low blood pressure ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Low blood pressure0.00%50.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (79 people, 20.31%)
  2. Epilepsy (59 people, 15.17%)
  3. Depression (49 people, 12.60%)
  4. Hypertension (33 people, 8.48%)
  5. Pain (29 people, 7.46%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (54 people, 13.88%)
  2. Keppra (41 people, 10.54%)
  3. Cymbalta (41 people, 10.54%)
  4. Synthroid (38 people, 9.77%)
  5. Klonopin (37 people, 9.51%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Lamictal is taken twice daily. Benadryl is taken occasionally, usually before bed. On one occasion it was taken during the day and an onset of severe drowsiness and possible low blood pressure ensued.

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