Could Lamotrigine cause Anxiety - from FDA reports


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 18,793 people who have side effects while taking Lamotrigine from FDA. Among them, 546 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 Lamotrigine 27,757 users)

Anxiety

Anxiety has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety, osteoporosis, pain (latest reports from 292,073 Anxiety patients).

On Nov, 19, 2016

18,793 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamotrigine.
Among them, 546 people (2.91%) have Anxiety


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lamotrigine cause Anxiety?

Time on Lamotrigine when people have Anxiety *:

  • < 1 month: 33.63 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 31.86 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.85 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.65 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Lamotrigine *:

  • female: 74.38 %
  • male: 25.62 %

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Lamotrigine *:

  • 0-1: 1.77 %
  • 2-9: 2.0 %
  • 10-19: 8.2 %
  • 20-29: 15.74 %
  • 30-39: 23.73 %
  • 40-49: 21.29 %
  • 50-59: 17.07 %
  • 60+: 10.2 %

Severity of Anxiety **:

  • least: 7.41 %
  • moderate: 37.04 %
  • severe: 44.44 %
  • most severe: 11.11 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Clonazepam (76 people, 13.92%)
  • Lamictal (63 people, 11.54%)
  • Seroquel (47 people, 8.61%)
  • Xanax (38 people, 6.96%)
  • Lorazepam (38 people, 6.96%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Lamotrigine, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Convulsion (40 people, 7.33%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Depression (143 people, 26.19%)
  • Fatigue (103 people, 18.86%)
  • Insomnia (94 people, 17.22%)
  • Agitation (87 people, 15.93%)
  • Tremor (74 people, 13.55%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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