Review: could Lamotrigine cause Sleep disorder?
Summary: Sleep disorder is found among people who take Lamotrigine, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Clonazepam, and have Epilepsy. We study 14,806 people who have side effects while taking Lamotrigine from FDA and social media. Among them, 83 have Sleep disorder. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleep disorder and more.
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Lamotrigine has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 15,849 Lamotrigine users)
Sleep disorder has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 42,529 Sleep disorder patients)
On May, 19, 2015: 14,806 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamotrigine. Among them, 83 people (0.56%) have Sleep Disorder.
Time on Lamotrigine when people have Sleep disorder * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Sleep disorder||38.46%||38.46%||7.69%||15.38%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Sleep disorder when taking Lamotrigine * :
|Sleep disorder||55.91%||44.09% |
Age of people who have Sleep disorder when taking Lamotrigine * :
|Sleep disorder||0.00%||5.88%||7.06%||17.65%||16.47%||28.24%||10.59%||14.12% |
Severity of Sleep disorder when taking Lamotrigine ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Sleep disorder||25.00%||0.00%||50.00%||25.00% |
How people recovered from Sleep disorder ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Sleep disorder||0.00%||50.00%||50.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Epilepsy (17 people, 20.48%)
- Bipolar disorder (13 people, 15.66%)
- Depression (10 people, 12.05%)
- Sleep disorder (6 people, 7.23%)
- Convulsion (6 people, 7.23%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Clonazepam (13 people, 15.66%)
- Lamictal (12 people, 14.46%)
- Keppra (8 people, 9.64%)
- Zyprexa (6 people, 7.23%)
- Zolpidem (6 people, 7.23%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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