Could Lamictal cause Osteoporosis - from FDA reports


Summary

Osteoporosis is found among people who take Lamictal, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Prevacid, and have Pain . We study 50,144 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA. Among them, 109 have Osteoporosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Osteoporosis and more.

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Lamictal

Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lamictal 54,720 users)

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, gastrooesophageal reflux disease, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure (latest reports from 172,576 Osteoporosis patients).

On Nov, 26, 2016

50,144 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal.
Among them, 109 people (0.22%) have Osteoporosis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lamictal cause Osteoporosis?

Time on Lamictal when people have Osteoporosis *:

  • < 1 month: 22.22 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.11 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.11 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 33.33 %
  • 10+ years: 22.22 %

Gender of people who have Osteoporosis when taking Lamictal *:

  • female: 80.2 %
  • male: 19.8 %

Age of people who have Osteoporosis when taking Lamictal *:

  • 0-1: 2.53 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.27 %
  • 20-29: 7.59 %
  • 30-39: 7.59 %
  • 40-49: 18.99 %
  • 50-59: 40.51 %
  • 60+: 21.52 %

Severity of Osteoporosis **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 66.67 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prevacid (30 people, 27.52%)
  • Flexeril (24 people, 22.02%)
  • Nexium (23 people, 21.10%)
  • Cymbalta (22 people, 20.18%)
  • Xanax (21 people, 19.27%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Pain (24 people, 22.02%)
  • Convulsion (20 people, 18.35%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (13 people, 11.93%)
  • Epilepsy (12 people, 11.01%)
  • Depression (12 people, 11.01%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Arthritis (34 people, 31.19%)
  • Back Pain (28 people, 25.69%)
  • Dizziness (27 people, 24.77%)
  • Depression (26 people, 23.85%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (25 people, 22.94%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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