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Review: could Lamotrigine cause Libido increased?

Summary: Libido increased could be caused by Lamotrigine, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, also take Lamictal, and have Depression.

We study 14,660 people who have side effects while taking Lamotrigine from FDA and social media. Among them, 10 have Libido increased. Find out below who they are, when they have Libido increased and more.

On Apr, 9, 2014: 14,599 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamotrigine. Among them, 10 people (0.07%) have Libido Increased. They amount to 0.20% of all the 4,975 people who have Libido Increased on eHealthMe.

Trend of Libido increased in Lamotrigine reports

Time on Lamotrigine when people have Libido increased * :

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Gender of people who have Libido increased when taking Lamotrigine * :

FemaleMale
Libido increased50.00%50.00%

Age of people who have Libido increased when taking Lamotrigine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Libido increased0.00%0.00%22.22%22.22%0.00%0.00%55.56%0.00%

Severity of Libido increased when taking Lamotrigine ** :

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How people recovered from Libido increased ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (4 people, 40.00%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (2 people, 20.00%)
  3. Epilepsy (1 people, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lamictal (4 people, 40.00%)
  2. Seroquel (3 people, 30.00%)
  3. Trazodone (2 people, 20.00%)
  4. Wellbutrin (2 people, 20.00%)
  5. Pepcid (1 people, 10.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • When I increased my lamictal dosage to 200, my libido sky rocketted. It started with fantasies, very real feeling sexual fantasies that brought me the bring of orgasm. I didn't mind it cause I had a partner and he was happy. However, it increased substantially and so I asked my psychiatrist to lower the dose. It decreased enough to call it a secondary benefit of Lamictal. About a year later, I noticed Lamictal alone had done a spectacular job with my BP, but it increased my distractibility to the point I felt I could get fired from my job. Which is how I ended up asking for Adderall. and my goodnes: spontaneous orgasms. The fist time lasted for over an hour and it was over the top, there after they've more manageable.
    I have also experience tachycardia. With Lamictal alone, but again Adderall makes it that much stronger. It scares me sometimes.
    My libido increase is a problem, but as long as I can manage it I'll continue both medications as both have been very effective dealing with my disorders.

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