Review: could Lamictal cause Poor quality sleep?
Summary: Poor quality sleep is found among people who take Lamictal, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Cymbalta, and have Bipolar disorder.
We study 37,506 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 57 have Poor quality sleep. Find out below who they are, when they have Poor quality sleep 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)
Poor quality sleep
Poor quality sleep has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, osteoporosis, insomnia, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 4,415 Poor quality sleep patients)
On Jan, 5, 2015: 37,484 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 57 people (0.15%) have Poor Quality Sleep.
Time on Lamictal when people have Poor quality sleep * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Poor quality sleep||60.00%||20.00%||20.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Poor quality sleep when taking Lamictal * :
|Poor quality sleep||0.00%||2.00%||6.00%||18.00%||12.00%||30.00%||26.00%||6.00% |
Severity of Poor quality sleep when taking Lamictal ** :
How people recovered from Poor quality sleep ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (15 people, 26.32%)
- Depression (12 people, 21.05%)
- Anxiety (11 people, 19.30%)
- Hypertension (6 people, 10.53%)
- Epilepsy (6 people, 10.53%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Cymbalta (11 people, 19.30%)
- Lithium (9 people, 15.79%)
- Ambien (7 people, 12.28%)
- Klonopin (6 people, 10.53%)
- Seroquel (6 people, 10.53%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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