Review: could Lamictal cause Muscle Cramps?


Summary

Muscle cramps is found among people who take Lamictal, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Carbamazepine, and have Epilepsy . We study 38,206 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 28 have Muscle cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle cramps 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)

Muscle Cramps

Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, thrombocytopenia, blood bilirubin increased, abdominal pain, blood alkaline phosphatase increased (latest reports from 10,483 Muscle cramps patients).

On Jul, 24, 2016

38,206 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal.
Among them, 28 people (0.07%) have Muscle Cramps


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lamictal cause Muscle cramps?

Time on Lamictal when people have Muscle Cramps *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 33.33 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Cramps when taking Lamictal *:

  • female: 35.71 %
  • male: 64.29 %

Age of people who have Muscle Cramps when taking Lamictal *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 10 %
  • 10-19: 10 %
  • 20-29: 20 %
  • 30-39: 10 %
  • 40-49: 25 %
  • 50-59: 25 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Severity if Muscle Cramps when taking Lamictal **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 40 %
  • severe: 60 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Muscle Cramps **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (7 people)
  • Depression (4 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (3 people)
  • Allergies (3 people)
  • Adhd (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Carbamazepine (9 people)
  • Tegretol (7 people)
  • Neurontin (7 people)
  • Keppra (7 people)
  • Gabitril (7 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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