Review: could Lamotrigine cause Difficulty In Breathing?


Summary

Difficulty in breathing is found among people who take Lamotrigine, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Clonazepam, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 18,770 people who have side effects while taking Lamotrigine from FDA and social media. Among them, 346 have Difficulty in breathing. Find out below who they are, when they have Difficulty in breathing and more.

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Lamotrigine

Lamotrigine has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Lamotrigine 26,630 users)

Difficulty In Breathing

Difficulty in breathing has been reported by people with gastrooesophageal reflux disease, erythema multiforme, constipation, stable angina, cellulitis (latest reports from 274,240 Difficulty in breathing patients).

On Sep, 15, 2016

18,770 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamotrigine.
Among them, 346 people (1.84%) 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: 46.81 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.28 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.38 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.26 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.77 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.51 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 61.93 %
  • male: 38.07 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.36 %
  • 2-9: 2.17 %
  • 10-19: 5.42 %
  • 20-29: 7.22 %
  • 30-39: 15.88 %
  • 40-49: 24.55 %
  • 50-59: 25.27 %
  • 60+: 19.13 %

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, 17.05%)
  • Depression (52 people, 15.03%)
  • Epilepsy (49 people, 14.16%)
  • Convulsion (39 people, 11.27%)
  • Hypertension (17 people, 4.91%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Clonazepam (57 people, 16.47%)
  • Omeprazole (41 people, 11.85%)
  • Lisinopril (31 people, 8.96%)
  • Fluoxetine (26 people, 7.51%)
  • Atenolol (26 people, 7.51%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (55 people, 15.90%)
  • Headache (50 people, 14.45%)
  • Chest Pain (48 people, 13.87%)
  • Fatigue (47 people, 13.58%)
  • Pyrexia (45 people, 13.01%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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