Review: could Lamictal cause Muscle cramps?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 13, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.6/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 37,132 people who take Lamictal. Among them, 29 have Muscle cramps. See who they are, when they have Muscle cramps and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Lamictal (latest outcomes from 40,293 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder, epilepsy. Commonly reported side effects of Lamictal include rashes, convulsion prophylaxis, convulsion, fever, lyell's syndrome.
Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) (latest reports from 49,349 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, pain, depression.
On Feb, 13, 2014: 35,946 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 29 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||20.00%||0.00%||0.00%||20.00%||40.00%||20.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Lamictal * :
|Muscle cramps||0.00%||8.33%||8.33%||16.67%||12.50%||29.17%||20.83%||4.17% |
Severity of Muscle cramps when taking Lamictal ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle cramps||0.00%||42.86%||57.14%||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, 24.14%)
- Bipolar disorder (5 people, 17.24%)
- Depression (3 people, 10.34%)
- Anxiety (3 people, 10.34%)
- Mood stabilizer (2 people, 6.90%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Carbamazepine (10 people, 34.48%)
- Gabitril (7 people, 24.14%)
- Topamax (7 people, 24.14%)
- Keppra (7 people, 24.14%)
- Tegretol (7 people, 24.14%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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