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Review: could Lamotrigine cause Renal failure (Acute kidney failure)?

Summary: Renal failure is found among people who take Lamotrigine, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Phenytoin, and have Epilepsy.

We study 14,735 people who have side effects while taking Lamotrigine from FDA and social media. Among them, 119 have Renal failure. Find out below who they are, when they have Renal failure and more.

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Lamotrigine

Lamotrigine (latest outcomes from 15,786 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Trend of lamotrigine reports

Renal failure

Renal failure (kidney dysfunction) (latest reports from 434,588 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, coronary artery bypass, diabetes, multiple myeloma, pain.

Trend of Renal failure reports

On Oct, 31, 2014: 14,735 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamotrigine. Among them, 129 people (0.88%) have Renal Failure.

Trend of Renal failure in Lamotrigine reports

Time on Lamotrigine when people have Renal failure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Renal failure66.67%11.11%22.22%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Renal failure when taking Lamotrigine * :

FemaleMale
Renal failure43.36%56.64%

Age of people who have Renal failure when taking Lamotrigine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Renal failure0.00%0.00%20.83%6.67%3.33%28.33%6.67%34.17%

Severity of Renal failure when taking Lamotrigine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Renal failure0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Renal failure ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Renal failure0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Epilepsy (35 people, 27.13%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (17 people, 13.18%)
  3. Convulsion (16 people, 12.40%)
  4. Grand mal convulsion (10 people, 7.75%)
  5. Peritoneal dialysis (8 people, 6.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Phenytoin (26 people, 20.16%)
  2. Valproate sodium (21 people, 16.28%)
  3. Valproic acid (18 people, 13.95%)
  4. Topiramate (18 people, 13.95%)
  5. Zofran (15 people, 11.63%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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