Lamotrigine and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Lamotrigine, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Clonazepam, and have Bipolar disorder. This review analyzes which people have Weight gain with Lamotrigine. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 27,442 people who have side effects when taking Lamotrigine from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 09, 2017

27,442 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamotrigine.
Among them, 399 people (1.45%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lamotrigine cause Weight gain?

Time on Lamotrigine when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.81 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 23.81 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 4.76 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Lamotrigine *:

  • female: 74.33 %
  • male: 25.67 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Lamotrigine *:

  • 0-1: 0.69 %
  • 2-9: 2.08 %
  • 10-19: 14.88 %
  • 20-29: 13.84 %
  • 30-39: 17.65 %
  • 40-49: 24.22 %
  • 50-59: 15.92 %
  • 60+: 10.73 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (79 people, 19.80%)
  • Depression (48 people, 12.03%)
  • Epilepsy (40 people, 10.03%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (23 people, 5.76%)
  • Affective Disorder (21 people, 5.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Clonazepam (52 people, 13.03%)
  • Abilify (43 people, 10.78%)
  • Seroquel (38 people, 9.52%)
  • Zyprexa (26 people, 6.52%)
  • Lithium Carbonate (23 people, 5.76%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (57 people, 14.29%)
  • Fatigue (54 people, 13.53%)
  • Drowsiness (54 people, 13.53%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (49 people, 12.28%)
  • Dizziness (43 people, 10.78%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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