Could Lamotrigine cause Osteoporosis - from FDA reports


Summary

Osteoporosis is found among people who take Lamotrigine, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Simvastatin, and have Epilepsy . We study 25,503 people who have side effects while taking Lamotrigine from FDA. Among them, 50 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 bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lamotrigine 27,760 users)

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, gastrooesophageal reflux disease, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure (latest reports from 172,579 Osteoporosis patients).

On Dec, 08, 2016

25,503 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamotrigine.
Among them, 50 people (0.2%) 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: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 100 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Osteoporosis when taking Lamotrigine *:

  • female: 76.6 %
  • male: 23.4 %

Age of people who have Osteoporosis when taking Lamotrigine *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 6.67 %
  • 10-19: 6.67 %
  • 20-29: 6.67 %
  • 30-39: 10.0 %
  • 40-49: 6.67 %
  • 50-59: 53.33 %
  • 60+: 10.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Simvastatin (15 people, 30.00%)
  • Xanax (8 people, 16.00%)
  • Lamictal (8 people, 16.00%)
  • Azathioprine (7 people, 14.00%)
  • Alendronate Sodium (7 people, 14.00%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Epilepsy (14 people, 28.00%)
  • Sarcoidosis (7 people, 14.00%)
  • Pain (7 people, 14.00%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (6 people, 12.00%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (4 people, 8.00%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Joint Pain (12 people, 24.00%)
  • Osteopenia (10 people, 20.00%)
  • Fall (9 people, 18.00%)
  • Cataract (9 people, 18.00%)
  • Convulsion (8 people, 16.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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