Review: could Lamictal cause Low blood pressure (Hypotension)?
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 37,484 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 402 have Low blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have Low blood pressure and more.
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Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lamictal 40,599 users)
Low blood pressure
Low blood pressure (abnormally low blood pressure) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, depression.(latest reports from Low blood pressure 107,363 patients)
On Nov, 26, 2014: 37,464 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 391 people (1.04%) have Low Blood Pressure.
Time on Lamictal when people have Low blood pressure * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Low blood pressure||61.54%||18.68%||4.40%||1.10%||8.79%||4.40%||1.10% |
Age of people who have Low blood pressure when taking Lamictal * :
|Low blood pressure||0.00%||2.28%||10.38%||17.72%||11.65%||26.58%||14.94%||16.46% |
Severity of Low blood pressure when taking Lamictal ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Low blood pressure||25.00%||25.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Low blood pressure ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Low blood pressure||0.00%||25.00%||75.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (80 people, 20.46%)
- Epilepsy (59 people, 15.09%)
- Depression (49 people, 12.53%)
- Hypertension (33 people, 8.44%)
- Pain (29 people, 7.42%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (54 people, 13.81%)
- Cymbalta (41 people, 10.49%)
- Keppra (41 people, 10.49%)
- Synthroid (38 people, 9.72%)
- Klonopin (37 people, 9.46%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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