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Review: could Lamotrigine cause Heart palpitations?

Summary: Heart palpitations could be caused by Lamotrigine, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Escitalopram, and have Affective disorder.

We study 14,660 people who have side effects while taking Lamotrigine from FDA and social media. Among them, 43 have Heart palpitations. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart palpitations and more.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 14,599 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamotrigine. Among them, 43 people (0.29%) have Heart Palpitations. They amount to 0.01% of all the 310,641 people who have Heart Palpitations on eHealthMe.

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 palpitations45.45%9.09%9.09%9.09%18.18%9.09%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Heart palpitations83.67%16.33%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Heart palpitations0.00%0.00%4.76%11.90%35.71%21.43%4.76%21.43%

Severity of Heart palpitations when taking Lamotrigine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Heart palpitations0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Heart palpitations ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Affective disorder (7 people, 16.28%)
  2. Depression (7 people, 16.28%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (6 people, 13.95%)
  4. Schizophrenia (5 people, 11.63%)
  5. Schizoaffective disorder (4 people, 9.30%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Escitalopram (4 people, 9.30%)
  2. Lamictal (4 people, 9.30%)
  3. Olanzapine (4 people, 9.30%)
  4. Topamax (4 people, 9.30%)
  5. Flupentixol (4 people, 9.30%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Nana on Jun, 4, 2010:

    I Take Cymbalta 60 mg for 1 year and now started topiramate 50 mg for eating disorders. I am concerned about the side effects both medications can have.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • have some concern of possible interaction with other medications

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  • From this study (5 years ago):

  • this generic is awful. I will never take it again

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