Review: could Lamictal cause Overdose?


Summary

Overdose is found among people who take Lamictal, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 41,204 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 664 have Overdose. Find out below who they are, when they have Overdose and more.

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Lamictal

Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lamictal 45,312 users)

Overdose

Overdose has been reported by people with suicide attempt, breathing difficulty, multi-organ failure, intentional overdose, multiple drug overdose (latest reports from 51,702 Overdose patients).

On Aug, 29, 2016

41,204 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal.
Among them, 664 people (1.61%) have Overdose


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lamictal cause Overdose?

Time on Lamictal when people have Overdose *:

  • < 1 month: 55.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 12.94 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.47 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.41 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.88 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Overdose when taking Lamictal *:

  • female: 68.08 %
  • male: 31.92 %

Age of people who have Overdose when taking Lamictal *:

  • 0-1: 0.19 %
  • 2-9: 4.07 %
  • 10-19: 10.85 %
  • 20-29: 13.57 %
  • 30-39: 25.97 %
  • 40-49: 20.16 %
  • 50-59: 16.28 %
  • 60+: 8.91 %

Severity if Overdose when taking Lamictal **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 100 %

How people recovered from Overdose **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (180 people)
  • Epilepsy (80 people)
  • Depression (60 people)
  • Anxiety (53 people)
  • Pain (43 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (99 people)
  • Ambien (74 people)
  • Cymbalta (68 people)
  • Lexapro (63 people)
  • Zyprexa (60 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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