Review: could Lamictal cause Low blood pressure?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 26, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 37,132 people who take Lamictal. Among them, 365 have Low blood pressure. See who they are, when they have Low blood pressure and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Lamictal (latest outcomes from 40,293 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder, epilepsy. Commonly reported side effects of Lamictal include rashes, convulsion prophylaxis, convulsion, fever, lyell's syndrome.
Low blood pressure
Low blood pressure (abnormally low blood pressure) (latest reports from 683,160 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis, depression, osteoporosis.
On Feb, 20, 2014: 35,946 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 365 people (1.02%) 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||65.88%||18.82%||4.71%||1.18%||4.71%||3.53%||1.18% |
Age of people who have Low blood pressure when taking Lamictal * :
|Low blood pressure||0.00%||2.41%||10.19%||15.55%||12.33%||27.88%||14.75%||16.89% |
Severity of Low blood pressure when taking Lamictal ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Low blood pressure||20.00%||20.00%||60.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Low blood pressure ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Low blood pressure||0.00%||50.00%||50.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (78 people, 21.37%)
- Epilepsy (58 people, 15.89%)
- Depression (46 people, 12.60%)
- Hypertension (33 people, 9.04%)
- Pain (26 people, 7.12%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (52 people, 14.25%)
- Keppra (41 people, 11.23%)
- Cymbalta (39 people, 10.68%)
- Synthroid (38 people, 10.41%)
- Klonopin (37 people, 10.14%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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