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 14,787 people who have side effects while taking Lamotrigine from FDA and social media. Among them, 80 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 15,828 Lamotrigine users)
Sleep disorder has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 42,491 Sleep disorder patients)
On Feb, 8, 2015: 14,783 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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I am trying to determine which medication to use now that my 40 year successful run with Lithium is over. (The kdneys say it's time to quit). However, I do not want to increase intraocular pressure by using a medication known to increase said pressure. Most importantly, I do not want to lose my livelihood or cause my family and friends unforeseen difficulty due to ineffective medications. I have little faith in the alternatives and see Depakote, Geodon, and Lamictal as poor seconds at
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- Can excessive consumption of marijuana cause sudden sleeping phobia which lasts longer (in days) ?
I have been taking marijuana since 2 years and sleep a lot. I always had sleeping disorder like, If someone is doing anything in my room, I can't sleep. I always think of something before sleeping and then I will have some random dream and sleep long if undisturbed. If someone wakes me up in the middle it takes time to go to sleep again. Generally I sleep around 2 AM and wake up at 12 PM. Four days ago I took marijuana for about 4 or five hours while watching movies (which I do very regularly) and went to bed. At 2:30 AM I felt kind of going in to darkness and highly afraid of the darkness, My heart rate was 142 and I was so afraid that I couldn't control my mind and got admitted to nearest hospital in ICU. They gave me sleeping pills and some drips (sodium chloride and some other injections). My blood report showed normal except 22.5 WBC which should be between 6 to 9. I didn't tell them that I have been smoking marijuana since I am a PhD student in my institute and they will simply throw me out if I do. Since that night I couldn't sleep without sleeping pills and whenever I try to, I feel the same terror and my heart bit starts increasing. During day time I feel highly anxious and uncomfortable. I want my old life back and I haven't smoked marijuana since that day and I promise not to. Please help me or I feel some night I will die while sleeping.
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