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Review: could Lamotrigine cause Heart palpitations?





Summary: Heart palpitations 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 Flupentixol, and have Depression.

We study 14,751 people who have side effects while taking Lamotrigine from FDA and social media. Among them, 46 have Heart palpitations. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart palpitations and more.

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Lamotrigine

Lamotrigine has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (view latest outcomes from 15,797 users)

Heart palpitations

Heart palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain.(latest reports from Heart palpitations 50,967 patients)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 14,735 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamotrigine. Among them, 46 people (0.31%) have Heart Palpitations.

Trend of Heart palpitations in Lamotrigine reports

Time on Lamotrigine when people have Heart palpitations * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Heart palpitations35.71%21.43%7.14%7.14%21.43%7.14%0.00%

Gender of people who have Heart palpitations when taking Lamotrigine * :

FemaleMale
Heart palpitations80.77%19.23%

Age of people who have Heart palpitations when taking Lamotrigine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Heart palpitations0.00%0.00%4.44%11.11%35.56%22.22%6.67%20.00%

Severity of Heart palpitations when taking Lamotrigine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Heart palpitations11.11%77.78%11.11%0.00%

How people recovered from Heart palpitations ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Heart palpitations0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (8 people, 17.39%)
  2. Affective disorder (7 people, 15.22%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (6 people, 13.04%)
  4. Schizophrenia (5 people, 10.87%)
  5. Anxiety (4 people, 8.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Flupentixol (4 people, 8.70%)
  2. Olanzapine (4 people, 8.70%)
  3. Cymbalta (4 people, 8.70%)
  4. Lithium (4 people, 8.70%)
  5. Topamax (4 people, 8.70%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 66 year old man who has Heart Pounding Or Racing, and takes Biotin)
    I started taking 3mg of biotin a day for about 3 or 4 days. I noticed my heart racing which was unusual for me. None before starting biotin. I've stopped over a week ago, going on 2 weeks and my heart still races. More at night or maybe I notice it more at night. No, I would notice it during the day. But when I sit down to relax at night it begins to flip and flop. Why is this persisting after near 2 weeks of stopping. By the way, I had a regular checkup about 4 or 5 days after stopping and the physician didn't say anything about what he heard in my heart and deep breathing. I have no pain but the palpitations are distracting and somewhat worrisome. Is there any cases of biotin doing damage to the heart?
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    I am 65 M and a long history of Moderate hypertension. I am overweight, out of shape. 15-20 years ago when I didn't take BP medicine I had occasional PVCs, heart skips a beat.

    Since I have been on Metoprolol (beta blocker) and Cozaar my BP is normal and heartbeat normal.
    I have been on that regimen 15-20 years.

    Now or in the last weeks or 2 I notice skipped beats and irregular, fast to slow and back on occasion

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    I have been on Prilosec 2 or so weeks maybe 3.
    It clicked in my mind today that maybe there is a connection.

    I have a pretty expensive pulse oximeter (electronic finger thingy) and I can actually see flat lines and skipped beats and strength of pulse. Oxygen is 90 to 94. Also I started taking aspirin out of fear

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    (Posted by a 70 year old man who has COPD, PTSD, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Dysthymia, and takes Simvastatin, Daytrana, Klonopin, Concerta, Lamictal Xr, Prozac)
    1) Family history of depression, 2) Diagnosed depression 1964-not treated until 1973, 3) Worked in medical field 35 years, 4) Emergency on-call 24/7, 5) Hospital 15 times major depression, 6) Tried nearly all MAOI, TCA, SSRI, SNRI, and ECT. 7) 100% Disability in 1998 for depression. Now at age 70 I have dysthymia, chronic fatigue, COPD, and PTSD. My recommendation to younger people - do not over stress,
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    (Posted by a 35 year old woman who has Heartburn, Nausea, Heart Palpitations)
    After symptoms of a cold, I've been drinking the famous "garlic honey lemon" mixture to try to get rid of the cold and it actually worked pretty well.
    The first morning it didn't feel very nice to drink but I was ok.
    From day 2, I started to feel heartburn and heart palpitations, with a sort of headache as soon as I drank the mixture. Symptoms then disappear within a couple of minutes and I was fine for the rest of the day.
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