Review: could Lamotrigine cause Renal failure?
Summary: Renal failure could be caused by Lamotrigine, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Phenytoin, and have Epilepsy.
We study 14,660 people who have side effects while taking Lamotrigine from FDA and social media. Among them, 118 have Renal failure. Find out below who they are, when they have Renal failure and more.
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On Apr, 12, 2014: 14,599 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamotrigine. Among them, 128 people (0.88%) have Renal Failure. They amount to 0.03% of all the 430,639 people who have Renal Failure on eHealthMe.
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||42.96%||57.04% |
Age of people who have Renal failure when taking Lamotrigine * :
|Renal failure||0.00%||0.00%||21.01%||6.72%||3.36%||28.57%||6.72%||33.61% |
Severity of Renal failure when taking Lamotrigine ** :
How people recovered from Renal failure ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Epilepsy (35 people, 27.34%)
- Bipolar disorder (17 people, 13.28%)
- Convulsion (16 people, 12.50%)
- Grand mal convulsion (10 people, 7.81%)
- Peritoneal dialysis (8 people, 6.25%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Phenytoin (26 people, 20.31%)
- Valproate sodium (21 people, 16.41%)
- Topiramate (18 people, 14.06%)
- Valproic acid (18 people, 14.06%)
- Zofran (15 people, 11.72%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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