Review: could Lamotrigine cause Menorrhagia?


Summary

Menorrhagia 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 Ambien, and have Bipolar i disorder . We study 18,770 people who have side effects while taking Lamotrigine from FDA and social media. Among them, 38 have Menorrhagia. Find out below who they are, when they have Menorrhagia and more.

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Lamotrigine

Lamotrigine has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Lamotrigine 26,630 users)

Menorrhagia

Menorrhagia (an abnormally heavy bleeding and prolonged menstrual period at regular intervals) has been reported by people with device expulsion, pain, abdominal pain, genital haemorrhage, deep venous thrombosis (latest reports from 23,428 Menorrhagia patients).

On Sep, 19, 2016

18,770 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamotrigine.
Among them, 38 people (0.2%) have Menorrhagia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lamotrigine cause Menorrhagia?

Time on Lamotrigine when people have Menorrhagia *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 33.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Menorrhagia when taking Lamotrigine *:

  • female: 97.3 %
  • male: 2.7 %

Age of people who have Menorrhagia when taking Lamotrigine *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 12.5 %
  • 20-29: 18.75 %
  • 30-39: 43.75 %
  • 40-49: 21.88 %
  • 50-59: 3.12 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Severity if Menorrhagia when taking Lamotrigine **:

  • least: 33.33 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 66.67 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Menorrhagia **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Metastases To Bone (11 people, 28.95%)
  • Bipolar I Disorder (11 people, 28.95%)
  • Contraception (10 people, 26.32%)
  • Breast Cancer (10 people, 26.32%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (5 people, 13.16%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lisinopril (12 people, 31.58%)
  • Ambien (12 people, 31.58%)
  • Xanax (11 people, 28.95%)
  • Toradol (11 people, 28.95%)
  • Aripiprazole (11 people, 28.95%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Ovarian Cyst (16 people, 42.11%)
  • Urinary Tract Infection (15 people, 39.47%)
  • Tremor (14 people, 36.84%)
  • Facial Bones Fracture (14 people, 36.84%)
  • Anxiety (14 people, 36.84%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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