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Review: could Lamotrigine cause Anxiety (Stress and anxiety)?

Summary: Anxiety is found among people who take Lamotrigine, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Clonazepam, and have Bipolar disorder.

We study 14,787 people who have side effects while taking Lamotrigine from FDA and social media. Among them, 415 have Anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety and more.

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Lamotrigine

Lamotrigine has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 15,829 Lamotrigine users)

Anxiety

Anxiety has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 212,791 Anxiety patients)

On Mar, 10, 2015: 14,787 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamotrigine. Among them, 429 people (2.90%) have Anxiety.

Trend of Anxiety in Lamotrigine reports

Time on Lamotrigine when people have Anxiety * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anxiety36.36%34.09%5.68%13.64%6.82%3.41%0.00%

Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Lamotrigine * :

FemaleMale
Anxiety78.37%21.63%

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Lamotrigine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anxiety0.00%2.06%9.25%14.91%27.25%19.54%17.99%9.00%

Severity of Anxiety when taking Lamotrigine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Anxiety11.11%40.74%40.74%7.41%

How people recovered from Anxiety ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Anxiety5.88%17.65%76.47%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (93 people, 21.68%)
  2. Depression (68 people, 15.85%)
  3. Anxiety (33 people, 7.69%)
  4. Epilepsy (28 people, 6.53%)
  5. Bipolar i disorder (22 people, 5.13%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Clonazepam (63 people, 14.69%)
  2. Seroquel (42 people, 9.79%)
  3. Lamictal (39 people, 9.09%)
  4. Lithium carbonate (33 people, 7.69%)
  5. Effexor (29 people, 6.76%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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