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Review: could Lamictal cause Overdose?

Summary: Overdose could be caused by Lamictal, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder.

We study 37,272 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 679 have Overdose. Find out below who they are, when they have Overdose and more.

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Lamictal

Lamictal (latest outcomes from 40,345 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Overdose

Overdose (latest reports from 218,541 patients) has been reported by people with pain, depression, high blood pressure, schizophrenia, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 18, 2014: 37,266 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 679 people (1.82%) have Overdose. They amount to 0.31% of all the 218,406 people who have Overdose on eHealthMe.

Trend of Overdose in Lamictal reports

Time on Lamictal when people have Overdose * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Overdose52.80%22.40%11.20%8.80%3.20%1.60%0.00%

Age of people who have Overdose when taking Lamictal * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Overdose0.16%4.29%10.81%13.83%24.80%22.42%15.90%7.79%

Severity of Overdose when taking Lamictal ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Overdose0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Overdose ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Overdose0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (186 people, 27.39%)
  2. Epilepsy (98 people, 14.43%)
  3. Depression (77 people, 11.34%)
  4. Anxiety (65 people, 9.57%)
  5. Insomnia (48 people, 7.07%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (112 people, 16.49%)
  2. Ambien (85 people, 12.52%)
  3. Zyprexa (84 people, 12.37%)
  4. Cymbalta (78 people, 11.49%)
  5. Lexapro (72 people, 10.60%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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