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Review: could Lamictal cause Movement disorder?

Summary: Movement disorder could be caused by Lamictal, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Seroquel, and have Epilepsy.

We study 37,266 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 91 have Movement disorder. Find out below who they are, when they have Movement disorder 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.

Movement disorder

Movement disorder (neurological syndromes where they may be excess of movement or a paucity of movement that is not connected to weakness) (latest reports from 53,473 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, depression, high blood pressure.

On Apr, 2, 2014: 37,171 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 91 people (0.24%) have Movement Disorder. They amount to 0.17% of all the 53,118 people who have Movement Disorder.

Trend of Movement disorder in Lamictal reports

Time on Lamictal when people have Movement disorder * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Movement disorder45.83%16.67%8.33%0.00%16.67%12.50%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Movement disorder0.00%2.94%7.35%5.88%17.65%26.47%29.41%10.29%

Severity of Movement disorder when taking Lamictal ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Movement disorder ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Epilepsy (19 people, 20.88%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (17 people, 18.68%)
  3. Sleep disorder (7 people, 7.69%)
  4. Migraine (4 people, 4.40%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (3 people, 3.30%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (17 people, 18.68%)
  2. Topamax (16 people, 17.58%)
  3. Keppra (15 people, 16.48%)
  4. Neurontin (13 people, 14.29%)
  5. Abilify (12 people, 13.19%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I am 20 years old and I have been taking 60mg of Methadose liquid through a Opioid Treatment Program since late August of 2012 (gradually increased from 30-60 over the course of 3 months until November, then maintaining at 60mg since.) I have all the common symptoms such as, excessive sweating, weight gain/increased appetite, and fatigue. Symptoms of abnormal, mostly involuntary muscle/body movements have gradually increased, in frequency and severity. However, 3 months prior to starting Methadone treatment I was using heroin intravenously and had the same movement symptoms, but were far less severe. The symptoms come on about 2 hours or so after my dose, right when I can feel the methadone reach its peak. It continues all the way until the night time when I go to bed. Once I awaken in the morning I rarely experience the [annoying and embarrassing] constant movements. I take the methadone 7 days a week, and is starting to become more severe and also interacting with my daily tasks; i.e. Driving (the worst at all times), causing me to swerve and lose focus on the road, when I'm sitting, standing, on the computer as we speak, and about almost all the time throughout the day. Very little do I try to control it, because it continues all day, and if I do try to keep it under control, I have to focus very hard. I am mostly moving my upper body; moving my neck in all directions, my shoulders as well in all directions (which has caused me to pull muscles several times in the past couple months), rotating my wrists in circles, front and back, my back (upper and lower), along with my hips, as well as extending my arms outward, turning them from front to back (forearms), this is all done with strong force/penetration, (constricting) "hard" stretches. When I do try and concentrate on the movements (on my upper body), my legs and thighs feel the strongest need to constrict and move inward and out

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