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 37,506 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 40,628 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 10,823 Muscle cramps patients)
On Jan, 28, 2015: 37,506 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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I had a rapid urine drug screen for new employment and it shows positive for PCP. I have never taken or even seen PCP. I am so embarrassed and mortified. Needless to say my urine has been sent to a lab to see if it can rule out false positive results. I called my neurologist and my Pharmacist and both say Lamictal cannot cause false positive. So I searched internet and have found it can cause false positive PCP results? I know I have never taken PCP.
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