Review: could Lamictal cause Muscle cramps?
We study 37,390 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 29 have Muscle cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle cramps and more.
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Lamictal (latest outcomes from 40,487 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.
Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) (latest reports from 50,535 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, pain, depression.
On Aug, 14, 2014: 37,383 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 29 people (0.08%) have Muscle Cramps. They amount to 0.06% of all the 50,431 people who have Muscle Cramps on eHealthMe.
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%)
- Anxiety (3 people, 10.34%)
- Depression (3 people, 10.34%)
- Adhd (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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