Review: could Lamictal cause Muscle Spasms?


Summary

Muscle spasms 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 Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 48,953 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 462 have Muscle spasms. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle spasms and more.

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Lamictal

Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lamictal 53,472 users)

Muscle Spasms

Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, weakness, high blood pressure, fatigue (latest reports from 101,053 Muscle spasms patients).

On Sep, 19, 2016

48,953 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal.
Among them, 462 people (0.94%) have Muscle Spasms


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lamictal cause Muscle spasms?

Time on Lamictal when people have Muscle Spasms *:

  • < 1 month: 32.65 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 24.49 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.2 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.12 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.2 %
  • 10+ years: 2.04 %

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

  • female: 75.56 %
  • male: 24.44 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.42 %
  • 10-19: 4.83 %
  • 20-29: 9.94 %
  • 30-39: 14.49 %
  • 40-49: 24.43 %
  • 50-59: 28.98 %
  • 60+: 15.62 %

Severity if Muscle Spasms when taking Lamictal **:

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

How people recovered from Muscle Spasms **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 33.33 %
  • not yet: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (91 people, 19.70%)
  • Depression (71 people, 15.37%)
  • Pain (49 people, 10.61%)
  • Epilepsy (41 people, 8.87%)
  • Anxiety (40 people, 8.66%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (78 people, 16.88%)
  • Neurontin (52 people, 11.26%)
  • Cymbalta (48 people, 10.39%)
  • Xanax (47 people, 10.17%)
  • Ativan (40 people, 8.66%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (97 people, 21.00%)
  • Insomnia (94 people, 20.35%)
  • Headache (86 people, 18.61%)
  • Dizziness (82 people, 17.75%)
  • Nausea (77 people, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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