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Review: could Lamictal cause Muscle cramps?

Summary: Muscle cramps could be caused by Lamictal, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Carbamazepine, and have Epilepsy.

We study 37,266 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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On Apr, 11, 2014: 37,171 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 49,522 people who have Muscle Cramps on eHealthMe.

Trend of Muscle cramps in Lamictal reports

Time on Lamictal when people have Muscle cramps * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle cramps20.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%40.00%20.00%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle cramps0.00%8.33%8.33%16.67%12.50%29.17%20.83%4.17%

Severity of Muscle cramps when taking Lamictal ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle cramps0.00%42.86%57.14%0.00%

How people recovered from Muscle cramps ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle cramps0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Epilepsy (7 people, 24.14%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (5 people, 17.24%)
  3. Anxiety (3 people, 10.34%)
  4. Depression (3 people, 10.34%)
  5. Adhd (2 people, 6.90%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Carbamazepine (10 people, 34.48%)
  2. Gabitril (7 people, 24.14%)
  3. Topamax (7 people, 24.14%)
  4. Keppra (7 people, 24.14%)
  5. Tegretol (7 people, 24.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Since I started taking Provigil I have been very happy as it is very effective for my hypersomnia, and my ADD - I feel motivated and have focus which I was lacking for years. However - every now and then I get a bounding pulse, severe anxiety, I get startled easily, I'm hypersensitive to noise and loudness, it feels like I go into abnormal heart rhythms, and I get very dizzy. My muscles also tighten everywhere - especially my neck and back. I get a bad headache and become very paranoid.
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