Review: could Lamictal cause Muscle cramps?
Summary: Muscle cramps is found among people who take Lamictal, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Carbamazepine, and have Epilepsy.
We study 37,564 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 30 have Muscle cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle cramps and more.
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Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 40,678 Lamictal users)
Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, pain, depression. (latest reports from 10,830 Muscle cramps patients)
On Mar, 2, 2015: 37,541 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 30 people (0.08%) have Muscle Cramps.
Time on Lamictal when people have Muscle cramps * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle cramps||18.18%||0.00%||0.00%||18.18%||45.45%||18.18%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Lamictal * :
|Muscle cramps||0.00%||8.00%||8.00%||16.00%||12.00%||28.00%||24.00%||4.00% |
Severity of Muscle cramps when taking Lamictal ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle cramps||0.00%||37.50%||62.50%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle cramps ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle cramps||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Epilepsy (7 people, 23.33%)
- Bipolar disorder (5 people, 16.67%)
- Anxiety (4 people, 13.33%)
- Mood stabilizer (3 people, 10.00%)
- Depression (3 people, 10.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Carbamazepine (10 people, 33.33%)
- Topamax (7 people, 23.33%)
- Gabitril (7 people, 23.33%)
- Tegretol (7 people, 23.33%)
- Keppra (7 people, 23.33%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of drug interactions between Valium, Lamictal for a 43-year old woman with Teeth Grinding And Clenching, Migraine. The patient has Chest Pain
- A study of drug interactions between Lamotrigine, Aripiprazole for a 27-year old woman with Bipolar Disorder. The patient has Vaginal Bleeding Between Periods
- A study of side effects of Lamictal Xr for a 43-year old woman with Bipolar I Disorder. The patient has Ocular Migraine
- A study of drug interactions between Multivitamin, Iron Dextran, B-12, Calcium Citrate, Minocycline Hydrochloride, Oxybutynin Chloride, Invega, Lamictal for a 46-year old woman with Protein Malnutrition, Cystic Acne, Overactive Bladder, Bipolar 2. The patient has Musculoskeletal Pain, Swelling Of The Ankles - Feet - Legs, Musculoskeletal Stiffness
- A study of side effects of Lamictal for a 20-year old woman with Bipolar Disorder. The patient has Swollen Gums (swelling of gums)
Recent Lamictal related drug comparison:
- Comparions of Zoloft, Lamictal for a 37-year old woman who has Bipolar Disorder
- Comparions of Zyprexa, Lamictal, Lexapro, Prozac, Mirtazapine for a 45-year old woman who has OCD
- Comparions of Methotrexate, Lamotrigine for a 27-year old man who has Epilepsy
- Comparions of Wellbutrin, Lamictal, Celexa for a 41-year old woman who has Anxiety
- Comparions of Lamictal, Abilify, Latuda for a 41-year old woman who has Bipolar
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