Review: could Lamictal cause Skin Lesion?


Summary

Skin lesion 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 48,953 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 6,017 have Skin lesion. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin lesion 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)

Skin Lesion

Skin lesion has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, itching, diarrhea (latest reports from 254,287 Skin lesion patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

48,953 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal.
Among them, 6,017 people (12.29%) have Skin Lesion


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lamictal cause Skin lesion?

Time on Lamictal when people have Skin Lesion *:

  • < 1 month: 62.05 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.65 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.51 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.47 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.6 %
  • 10+ years: 0.04 %

Gender of people who have Skin Lesion when taking Lamictal *:

  • female: 71.8 %
  • male: 28.2 %

Age of people who have Skin Lesion when taking Lamictal *:

  • 0-1: 0.34 %
  • 2-9: 3.78 %
  • 10-19: 12.52 %
  • 20-29: 16.22 %
  • 30-39: 18.85 %
  • 40-49: 18.11 %
  • 50-59: 15.92 %
  • 60+: 14.26 %

Severity if Skin Lesion when taking Lamictal **:

  • least: 6.9 %
  • moderate: 72.41 %
  • severe: 13.79 %
  • most severe: 6.9 %

How people recovered from Skin Lesion **:

  • while on drug: 9.09 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 90.91 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (2,223 people, 36.95%)
  • Epilepsy (969 people, 16.10%)
  • Depression (448 people, 7.45%)
  • Insomnia (172 people, 2.86%)
  • Convulsion (129 people, 2.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (388 people, 6.45%)
  • Depakene (286 people, 4.75%)
  • Lexapro (260 people, 4.32%)
  • Klonopin (236 people, 3.92%)
  • Keppra (227 people, 3.77%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pyrexia (1,259 people, 20.92%)
  • Pruritus (734 people, 12.20%)
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (649 people, 10.79%)
  • Lymphadenopathy (357 people, 5.93%)
  • Drug Eruption (351 people, 5.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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