Review: could Lamotrigine cause Renal failure?
This is a review of Renal failure (Acute kidney failure) by studying 14,574 people who take Lamotrigine. We analyze: the time on Lamotrigine when people have Renal failure, gender and age of these people, the severity of Renal failure, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Lamotrigine. The review is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Lamotrigine (latest outcomes from 15,651 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder, epilepsy. Commonly reported side effects of Lamotrigine include convulsion, rashes, fever, dizziness, fatigue.
Renal failure (kidney dysfunction) (latest reports from 425,675 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, coronary artery bypass, multiple myeloma, diabetes, pain.
On Feb, 10, 2014: 13,749 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamotrigine. Among them, 120 people (0.87%) have Renal Failure.
Time on Lamotrigine when people have Renal failure * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Renal failure||75.00%||12.50%||12.50%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Renal failure when taking Lamotrigine * :
|Renal failure||42.54%||57.46% |
Age of people who have Renal failure when taking Lamotrigine * :
|Renal failure||0.00%||0.00%||18.58%||5.31%||3.54%||30.09%||7.08%||35.40% |
Severity of Renal failure when taking Lamotrigine ** :
How people recovered from Renal failure ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Epilepsy (34 people, 28.33%)
- Bipolar disorder (16 people, 13.33%)
- Convulsion (14 people, 11.67%)
- Grand mal convulsion (10 people, 8.33%)
- Peritoneal dialysis (8 people, 6.67%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Phenytoin (26 people, 21.67%)
- Valproate sodium (21 people, 17.50%)
- Topiramate (18 people, 15.00%)
- Valproic acid (18 people, 15.00%)
- Zofran (15 people, 12.50%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Lamictal has not had a significant impact on the condition I supposedly have (bipolar disorder). So the doctor keeps increasing it. Now the doctor has added Latuda (just a couple of weeks ago). Anyway, vomiting/nausea has been going on moderately for several months and I've had a number of blood tests. My most recent ones (last week) showed a lipase level 3 times the normal. Has this been seen in others who take Lamictal?
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