Review: could Lamictal cause Osteoporosis?


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 Convulsion . We study 41,204 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 91 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 44,187 users)

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break) has been reported by people with pain, weakness, back pain, joint pain, fatigue (latest reports from 115,557 Osteoporosis patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

41,204 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal.
Among them, 91 people (0.22%) have Osteoporosis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lamictal cause Osteoporosis?

Time on Lamictal when people have Osteoporosis *:

  • < 1 month: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 12.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 37.5 %
  • 10+ years: 25.0 %

Gender of people who have Osteoporosis when taking Lamictal *:

  • female: 79.76 %
  • male: 20.24 %

Age of people who have Osteoporosis when taking Lamictal *:

  • 0-1: 2.86 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.43 %
  • 20-29: 5.71 %
  • 30-39: 8.57 %
  • 40-49: 21.43 %
  • 50-59: 40.0 %
  • 60+: 20.0 %

Severity if Osteoporosis when taking Lamictal **:

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

How people recovered from Osteoporosis **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (19 people)
  • Convulsion (19 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (18 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (10 people)
  • Epilepsy (10 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prevacid (30 people)
  • Flexeril (20 people)
  • Lipitor (19 people)
  • Nexium (18 people)
  • Cymbalta (18 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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