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Review: could Lamotrigine cause Insomnia concerns (Insomnia)?

Summary: Insomnia concerns 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 Lamictal, and have Convulsion.

We study 14,797 people who have side effects while taking Lamotrigine from FDA and social media. Among them, 355 have Insomnia concerns. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia concerns and more.

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Lamotrigine has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 15,841 Lamotrigine users)

Insomnia concerns

Insomnia concerns (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 131,590 Insomnia concerns patients)

On Apr, 21, 2015: 14,797 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamotrigine. Among them, 355 people (2.40%) have Insomnia Concerns.

Trend of Insomnia concerns in Lamotrigine reports

Time on Lamotrigine when people have Insomnia concerns * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Insomnia concerns28.75%25.00%11.25%21.25%7.50%3.75%2.50%

Gender of people who have Insomnia concerns when taking Lamotrigine * :

Insomnia concerns61.81%38.19%

Age of people who have Insomnia concerns when taking Lamotrigine * :

Insomnia concerns1.22%9.12%8.51%9.12%22.80%21.28%18.54%9.42%

Severity of Insomnia concerns when taking Lamotrigine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia concerns11.11%33.33%51.85%3.70%

How people recovered from Insomnia concerns ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Insomnia concerns0.00%13.33%86.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Convulsion (69 people, 19.44%)
  2. Depression (57 people, 16.06%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (51 people, 14.37%)
  4. Epilepsy (41 people, 11.55%)
  5. Insomnia (30 people, 8.45%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lamictal (54 people, 15.21%)
  2. Clonazepam (53 people, 14.93%)
  3. Keppra (34 people, 9.58%)
  4. Alprazolam (34 people, 9.58%)
  5. Levetiracetam (32 people, 9.01%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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