Review: could Lamotrigine cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?
Summary: Weight gain is found among people who take Lamotrigine, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Clonazepam, and have Bipolar disorder.
We study 14,751 people who have side effects while taking Lamotrigine from FDA and social media. Among them, 208 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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Lamotrigine has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lamotrigine 15,803 users)
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Weight gain 75,856 patients)
On Nov, 29, 2014: 14,751 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamotrigine. Among them, 207 people (1.40%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Lamotrigine when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||12.50%||5.00%||20.00%||17.50%||25.00%||17.50%||2.50% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Lamotrigine * :
|Weight gain||75.69%||24.31% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Lamotrigine * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||2.17%||9.24%||18.48%||27.72%||26.63%||10.87%||4.89% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Lamotrigine ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||68.00%||20.00%||12.00% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (47 people, 22.71%)
- Depression (24 people, 11.59%)
- Epilepsy (23 people, 11.11%)
- Convulsion (16 people, 7.73%)
- Schizophrenia (14 people, 6.76%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Clonazepam (50 people, 24.15%)
- Seroquel (34 people, 16.43%)
- Lithium carbonate (27 people, 13.04%)
- Zyprexa (25 people, 12.08%)
- Olanzapine (20 people, 9.66%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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