Lamictal and Skin lesion - from FDA reports


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 48,703 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA. Among them, 6,390 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 54,850 users)

Skin Lesion

Skin lesion has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 263,392 Skin lesion patients).

On Feb, 18, 2017

48,703 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal.
Among them, 6,390 people (13.12%) have Skin Lesion


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lamictal cause Skin lesion?

Time on Lamictal when people have Skin Lesion *:

  • < 1 month: 62.83 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.65 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.53 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.22 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.07 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.65 %
  • 10+ years: 0.04 %

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

  • female: 71.7 %
  • male: 28.3 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.36 %
  • 2-9: 3.82 %
  • 10-19: 12.66 %
  • 20-29: 16.12 %
  • 30-39: 18.81 %
  • 40-49: 17.93 %
  • 50-59: 16.08 %
  • 60+: 14.22 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (2,335 people, 36.54%)
  • Epilepsy (1,027 people, 16.07%)
  • Depression (467 people, 7.31%)
  • Insomnia (170 people, 2.66%)
  • Convulsion (135 people, 2.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (410 people, 6.42%)
  • Depakene (296 people, 4.63%)
  • Lexapro (267 people, 4.18%)
  • Klonopin (249 people, 3.90%)
  • Keppra (241 people, 3.77%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fever (1,339 people, 20.95%)
  • Erythema Multiforme (863 people, 13.51%)
  • Itching (786 people, 12.30%)
  • Lymph Follicular Hypertrophy (373 people, 5.84%)
  • Drug Eruption (365 people, 5.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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