Review: could Lamotrigine cause Difficulty In Breathing?


Difficulty in breathing is found among people who take Lamotrigine, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Clonazepam, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 18,265 people who have side effects while taking Lamotrigine from FDA and social media. Among them, 332 have Difficulty in breathing. Find out below who they are, when they have Difficulty in breathing and more.

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Lamotrigine has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Lamotrigine 19,893 users)

Difficulty In Breathing

Difficulty in breathing has been reported by people with gastrooesophageal reflux disease, erythema multiforme, constipation, stable angina, liver function test abnormal (latest reports from 201,658 Difficulty in breathing patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

18,265 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamotrigine.
Among them, 332 people (1.82%) have Difficulty In Breathing

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lamotrigine cause Difficulty in breathing?

Time on Lamotrigine when people have Difficulty In Breathing *:

  • < 1 month: 48.89 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.22 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.22 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.44 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.89 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Difficulty In Breathing when taking Lamotrigine *:

  • female: 61.01 %
  • male: 38.99 %

Age of people who have Difficulty In Breathing when taking Lamotrigine *:

  • 0-1: 0.38 %
  • 2-9: 1.89 %
  • 10-19: 5.68 %
  • 20-29: 7.2 %
  • 30-39: 15.91 %
  • 40-49: 25.0 %
  • 50-59: 24.62 %
  • 60+: 19.32 %

Severity if Difficulty In Breathing when taking Lamotrigine **:

  • least: 20 %
  • moderate: 80 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Difficulty In Breathing **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (59 people)
  • Depression (51 people)
  • Epilepsy (39 people)
  • Convulsion (38 people)
  • Hypertension (15 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Clonazepam (56 people)
  • Omeprazole (40 people)
  • Lisinopril (30 people)
  • Fluoxetine (26 people)
  • Atenolol (26 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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