Review: could Lamotrigine cause Osteoporosis?


Summary

Osteoporosis is found among people who take Lamotrigine, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Simvastatin, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 18,265 people who have side effects while taking Lamotrigine from FDA and social media. Among them, 35 have Osteoporosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Osteoporosis and more.

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Lamotrigine

Lamotrigine has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Lamotrigine 18,891 users)

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break) has been reported by people with pain, weakness, back pain, joint pain, fatigue (latest reports from 115,557 Osteoporosis patients).

On Aug, 22, 2016

18,265 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamotrigine.
Among them, 35 people (0.19%) have Osteoporosis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lamotrigine cause Osteoporosis?

Time on Lamotrigine when people have Osteoporosis *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 50 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 50 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Osteoporosis when taking Lamotrigine *:

  • female: 72.73 %
  • male: 27.27 %

Age of people who have Osteoporosis when taking Lamotrigine *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 8 %
  • 10-19: 4 %
  • 20-29: 8 %
  • 30-39: 8 %
  • 40-49: 8 %
  • 50-59: 56 %
  • 60+: 8 %

Severity if Osteoporosis when taking Lamotrigine **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Osteoporosis **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (8 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (8 people)
  • Sarcoidosis (7 people)
  • Osteoporosis (7 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (5 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Simvastatin (15 people)
  • Xanax (8 people)
  • Lamictal (8 people)
  • Prednisolone (7 people)
  • Omeprazole Magnesium (7 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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