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Review: could Lamotrigine cause Insomnia concerns (Insomnia)?

We study 14,706 people who have side effects while taking Lamotrigine from FDA and social media. Among them, 352 have Insomnia concerns. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia concerns and more.

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Lamotrigine

Lamotrigine (latest outcomes from 15,744 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Insomnia concerns

Insomnia concerns (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 780,055 patients) has been reported by people with depression, insomnia, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain.

On Sep, 20, 2014: 14,706 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamotrigine. Among them, 352 people (2.39%) 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 concerns29.87%25.97%11.69%20.78%7.79%2.60%1.30%

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

FemaleMale
Insomnia concerns61.52%38.48%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Insomnia concerns1.23%9.20%8.59%9.20%22.70%21.47%18.40%9.20%

Severity of Insomnia concerns when taking Lamotrigine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia concerns12.50%29.17%54.17%4.17%

How people recovered from Insomnia concerns ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Insomnia concerns0.00%8.33%91.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Convulsion (69 people, 19.60%)
  2. Depression (57 people, 16.19%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (50 people, 14.20%)
  4. Epilepsy (41 people, 11.65%)
  5. Insomnia (29 people, 8.24%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lamictal (54 people, 15.34%)
  2. Clonazepam (52 people, 14.77%)
  3. Alprazolam (34 people, 9.66%)
  4. Keppra (34 people, 9.66%)
  5. Levetiracetam (32 people, 9.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:

    Sammy, I'm a white 45 male; just wanted to agree on that Klonopin remark. When I was 21 I had my second kidney transplant which was a BAD issue all together, at any rate the hospital did not include my medications taken at home after my surgery. I went thru the worst hallucinations and jerking and seizures you could ever possibly imagine. This went on for almost 3 1/2 weeks before we decided to have me taken OUT of the hospital and relocated before they ended up taking my life. Then the whole staff of paychology including the chief of psychiatry cane in my room to see what they could do, Finallu. During one of my few moments of clarity the C.O.F after blaming me if talking "drugs" prior to my transplant listened to my word of telling him the meds I was on before being admitted. After asking when was the last time I had received my Klonopin and me not knowing, he then reviewed the charts, and didn't see me receiving this med once. He stormed out of the room of about 9 docs and came back in with two Klonopin; for the first time in almost 4 weeks and after three surgeries the first 72 hours I was hospitalized, I was sleeping like a baby, for about 49 hours with NO MORE hallucinations, or seizures or jerking! I finally got out of there without a kidney since that kidney was supposed to go to another man named the same as I in a different city! I do take Xanax and probably always will. The half life on Klonopin is much different hence one if its dangers, Nevwr Ever stop this drug cold! I've been on dialysis 25 1/2 years now and suffered from intense skin cancers, but have fought and done all I can do to live a normal as possible life, working full time except when I'm in yet another surgery, over 32 general anesthetic procedures since 1987. I was the youngest boy-man to ever be on the USA soccer team ready to play in the Korea 1988 Olympics. What a change in life.....
    All the Best,
    K. Peters

    Reply

    chris on Jun, 4, 2011:

    i have been taking clonzepam and trazedone and my speech is a very hoarse voice, I am wondering if if my speech problem is from these drugs's side effects.

    Reply

    TwoDimes on Apr, 15, 2012:

    Upon occasion, I, too, have become hoarse and from the use of Klonopin. I was VERY hoarse when I tried to cold turkey off of 4mgs of Klonopin. I am now down to 1.5mgs per day and, still, (as I said, upon occasion, I become hoarse. I am sure that the use of Klonopin is the causative factor. - TwoDimes -

    Reply

    SammySushi on Jul, 10, 2012:

    Omigosh, never cold turkey clonopin, esp that high of a dose. My dad had a major seizure and hallucinations doing so.

    Reply

    Christophe on Nov, 13, 2012:

    Hello,
    I suffer from Hypothyroidism, High Cholesterol & Cancer survivor because of Zyprexa use and previously being prescribed Carbamezapine causing Thyroid damage. My best advice to you if you don't want Hypothyroidism is have regular blood tests, Thyroid damage can be undetected for up to 5 years with no symptoms found on regular blood tests prematurally. Make sure you buy iodised salt to use on food when eating this will help reduce your risk of getting Hypothyroidism. two signs of Hypothyriodism which the Carbamezapine & Zyprexa medication boxes labels wont tell you is if your face becomes puffed up, red or sun sensitive while taking these medications this is a sign of Hypothyroidism. It wont be found on your blood test but later on it could appear out of the blue. The other sign to look for is baldness or hair loss on your head, this is another symptom. I hope these comments will help you. You have to weight up the benefits and negatives taking medications if you decide to take these medicines or not. It depends on how you cope with the drug side effects.
    from Christophe

    Reply

    AUDREY on Dec, 16, 2012:

    STARTED TAKING DILTIAZEM 60 MG AND I AM VERY CONSTIPATED. 70 YEARS OLD, HEART SURGERY A FAST HEART RATE....

    Reply

    Sonya on Feb, 24, 2013:

    You definately need to take a stool softener...straining during defication can cause major problems in people with cardiac problems.

    Reply

    Stillaguamish on Sep, 6, 2014:

    My heart breaks for you and I'm so sorry you had to go through all that. I recently had two surgeries and was outraged at hospital treatment. I had to demand my regular meds and when they gave in, they only gave me 3 of 6

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • i'm pretty much the most comlex case 4 psychiatrists, 3 psychologists, a nuero scientist/adult mood disorder specialised doctor, 3 gp's, 2 naturopaths and an adhd specialist have ever come accross. i'm basically a pharmacy on legs with over 32types of medications tried in 13 months including those i've mentioned above. i admitted myself into hospital (to get a team around me) for 3 weeks in the psych ward in july 2013 but was granted an agreed by patient/all the different types of doctors and nursing staff to b words) and 'what planet am i from (using a nurses exact words) because i'm soe released early as they had 'no lollies left to try' (using the head psych's exact words referring to prescription medications) anr how so rediculously med-resistant to all that could be tried. the night nurses were actually scare d of me, not by any violence or anything at all alike, but by my uncanny ability to be dosed so very very highly on so many potent medications and extreme combinations to no avail. i've had 9ver 25 blood tests, ultrasounds, brain imagery mri's, sleep disorders studies in hospital and numerous other forms of clinical testing to still be on the rollercoaster and the viscous cycle 13months later and i'm still in the same boat! it's been said way more than just a few times that i'm one hell of a case for the record books!

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Since starting Abilify and Lamictal I have had a few yeast infections, 2 throat infections and a sinus infection. I have only been on this for 3 months. Has any one else had an increase of infection while taking these or one of these medication?

    Reply

    Anonymous on Nov, 4, 2012:

    I just went up on the dosage of my abilify, and since have had a yeast infection and my tonsils are infected. IDK if they are from the abilify or not to tell the truth.

    Reply

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