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 37,506 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 40,616 Lamictal 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 107,406 Low blood pressure patients)
On Dec, 27, 2014: 37,484 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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- Bipolar 2 since 1975. recently d/c'd lithium. looking for a treatment that will not make glaucoma condition worse (1 answer)
I am trying to determine which medication to use now that my 40 year successful run with Lithium is over. (The kdneys say it's time to quit). However, I do not want to increase intraocular pressure by using a medication known to increase said pressure. Most importantly, I do not want to lose my livelihood or cause my family and friends unforeseen difficulty due to ineffective medications. I have little faith in the alternatives and see Depakote, Geodon, and Lamictal as poor seconds at
best. Any suggestions???
- I have had the history of seizures, kidney stones, high blood pressure and migraine headaches. i am soon going back to school and need something to help with memory . what is best to help in this way
Not sure what I am suppose to write here. My mind is never clear and it feels as if there is swelling that keeps me from wanting to learn or work. Taking IBprofen helps take some of the swelling away but not all.
- Can my wife who is on seizure medication lamictal take moringa oleifera?
I also take methadone was wondering if a I could use morning a oleifera
- How to deal with low blood pressure caused by metformin
I was on Accupril 5 mg for more than 10 years with little or no side effects. I was diagnosed with early Type 2 diabetes and the doctor prescribed Metformin 500 mg 2 tablets a day. After about 3 months, the blood pressure was too low 88 Sistolic 45 diastolic and suffered syncope.
I reduced Accupril until I am completely off Accupril. Still the BP was too low and I then reduced Metformin to one tab a day. The BP came back and gradually became too high , i.e., 150/92. I have to put Accupril back on at 5/2 mg then 5/4 mg then finally at 5/8 mg. This seems to be optimal but the Blood Sugar is at just above 100, sometimes 106. I wish to increase Metformin back to 2 a day but afraid Bp will become too low.
Any input would be appreciated.
- Can lamictal cause false positive pcp drug screen (1 answer)
I had a rapid urine drug screen for new employment and it shows positive for PCP. I have never taken or even seen PCP. I am so embarrassed and mortified. Needless to say my urine has been sent to a lab to see if it can rule out false positive results. I called my neurologist and my Pharmacist and both say Lamictal cannot cause false positive. So I searched internet and have found it can cause false positive PCP results? I know I have never taken PCP.
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He was very worried about me as I live alone. I fainted twice after climbing the 13 stairs to my bedroom. The first fall was very bad as I was unconscious and my ribs were severely injured/fractured completely around the front and back and was in terrific pain. I took to my bed and did not seek medical attn. my last ambulance ride to the hospital a mile from my house cost $1000 and since I have no income or relatives/friends to call for help, I just lay in bed I awful pain that was woes when I tried to get out of bed. Thus I lost 25 lbs of muscle, since I had very little body fat.
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I am soon going to start doing leg exercises with ankle weights, starting with light weights are first and gradually increasing the weight as I hopefully rebuild my muscles and strength.
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