Review: could Lamictal cause Movement Disorder?


Summary

Movement disorder is found among people who take Lamictal, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Keppra, and have Epilepsy . We study 38,206 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 84 have Movement disorder. Find out below who they are, when they have Movement disorder and more.

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Lamictal

Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lamictal 40,259 users)

Movement Disorder

Movement disorder (neurological syndromes where they may be excess of movement or a paucity of movement that is not connected to weakness) has been reported by people with homicide, muscle spasms, hypotension, subdural haematoma, insomnia (latest reports from 10,603 Movement disorder patients).

On Jul, 25, 2016

38,206 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal.
Among them, 84 people (0.22%) have Movement Disorder


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lamictal cause Movement disorder?

Time on Lamictal when people have Movement Disorder *:

  • < 1 month: 45.83 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.5 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Movement Disorder when taking Lamictal *:

  • female: 56.1 %
  • male: 43.9 %

Age of people who have Movement Disorder when taking Lamictal *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.59 %
  • 10-19: 7.94 %
  • 20-29: 6.35 %
  • 30-39: 17.46 %
  • 40-49: 28.57 %
  • 50-59: 28.57 %
  • 60+: 9.52 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (19 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (16 people)
  • Sleep Disorder (5 people)
  • Migraine (4 people)
  • Lipids Increased (3 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Topamax (15 people)
  • Seroquel (15 people)
  • Keppra (15 people)
  • Tegretol (12 people)
  • Neurontin (12 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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