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Review: could Lamotrigine cause Sleep disorder?

Summary: Sleep disorder could be caused by Lamotrigine, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Clonazepam, and have Epilepsy.

We study 14,660 people who have side effects while taking Lamotrigine from FDA and social media. Among them, 78 have Sleep disorder. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleep disorder and more.

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Lamotrigine

Lamotrigine (latest outcomes from 15,683 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder, bipolar ii disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Lamotrigine include convulsion, rashes, dizziness, fever, fatigue.

Sleep disorder

Sleep disorder (latest reports from 134,499 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 14,599 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamotrigine. Among them, 81 people (0.55%) have Sleep Disorder. They amount to 0.06% of all the 134,565 people who have Sleep Disorder on eHealthMe.

Trend of Sleep disorder in Lamotrigine reports

Time on Lamotrigine when people have Sleep disorder * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sleep disorder45.45%36.36%0.00%18.18%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Sleep disorder when taking Lamotrigine * :

FemaleMale
Sleep disorder54.95%45.05%

Age of people who have Sleep disorder when taking Lamotrigine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sleep disorder0.00%6.02%7.23%16.87%16.87%28.92%10.84%13.25%

Severity of Sleep disorder when taking Lamotrigine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sleep disorder50.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%

How people recovered from Sleep disorder ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Epilepsy (16 people, 19.75%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (13 people, 16.05%)
  3. Depression (10 people, 12.35%)
  4. Sleep disorder (6 people, 7.41%)
  5. Convulsion (6 people, 7.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Clonazepam (13 people, 16.05%)
  2. Lamictal (12 people, 14.81%)
  3. Keppra (8 people, 9.88%)
  4. Fluoxetine (6 people, 7.41%)
  5. Seroquel (6 people, 7.41%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Not taking meds for mental issues mental health has berm getting worse over the past few years and is now rapidly deteriorating

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  • From this study (11 months ago):

  • I have been diagnosed with anxiety, emotioally unstable personality, anxiety, depression, migraines, non-epiltpic attacks, sleep seizures, night terrors, and PTSD
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  • From this study (5 years ago):

  • Struggling with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (or so it's appearing to be so far) and I fight sleep for some strange reason. At night, instead of sleeping pills, I am now being recommended to take 2 clonazapam. And I still fight it...not sure why. Restless at night time and it has become a serious problem.

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