Review: could Lamictal cause Sexual Dysfunction?


Summary

Sexual dysfunction is found among people who take Lamictal, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Seroquel, and have Depression . We study 48,953 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 199 have Sexual dysfunction. Find out below who they are, when they have Sexual dysfunction and more.

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Lamictal

Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lamictal 53,475 users)

Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction (difficulty experienced by an individual or a couple during any stage of a normal sexual activity) has been reported by people with skin blushing/flushing, high blood cholesterol, blood testosterone decreased, drug ineffective, weakness (latest reports from 47,290 Sexual dysfunction patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

48,953 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal.
Among them, 199 people (0.41%) have Sexual Dysfunction


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lamictal cause Sexual dysfunction?

Time on Lamictal when people have Sexual Dysfunction *:

  • < 1 month: 9.09 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.09 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 15.91 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.09 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 27.27 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 22.73 %
  • 10+ years: 6.82 %

Gender of people who have Sexual Dysfunction when taking Lamictal *:

  • female: 9.28 %
  • male: 90.72 %

Age of people who have Sexual Dysfunction when taking Lamictal *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 4.05 %
  • 20-29: 13.51 %
  • 30-39: 17.57 %
  • 40-49: 21.62 %
  • 50-59: 25.0 %
  • 60+: 18.24 %

Severity if Sexual Dysfunction when taking Lamictal **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 39.29 %
  • severe: 42.86 %
  • most severe: 17.86 %

How people recovered from Sexual Dysfunction **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (38 people, 19.10%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (36 people, 18.09%)
  • Epilepsy (23 people, 11.56%)
  • Erectile Dysfunction (16 people, 8.04%)
  • Insomnia (15 people, 7.54%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (25 people, 12.56%)
  • Wellbutrin (23 people, 11.56%)
  • Topamax (23 people, 11.56%)
  • Klonopin (23 people, 11.56%)
  • Neurontin (22 people, 11.06%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (29 people, 14.57%)
  • Fatigue (25 people, 12.56%)
  • Insomnia (23 people, 11.56%)
  • Memory Impairment (22 people, 11.06%)
  • Alopecia (20 people, 10.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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