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Review: could Lamotrigine cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?
We study 14,713 people who have side effects while taking Lamotrigine from FDA and social media. Among them, 205 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
Lamotrigine (latest outcomes from 15,744 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.
Weight gain (latest reports from 527,847 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Sep, 20, 2014: 14,706 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamotrigine. Among them, 205 people (1.39%) 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||13.16%||5.26%||21.05%||18.42%||23.68%||15.79%||2.63% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Lamotrigine * :
|Weight gain||75.46%||24.54% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Lamotrigine * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||2.20%||9.34%||18.68%||27.47%||26.37%||10.99%||4.95% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Lamotrigine ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||69.57%||17.39%||13.04% |
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, 22.93%)
- Depression (24 people, 11.71%)
- Epilepsy (23 people, 11.22%)
- Convulsion (16 people, 7.80%)
- Schizophrenia (14 people, 6.83%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Clonazepam (49 people, 23.90%)
- Seroquel (33 people, 16.10%)
- Lithium carbonate (27 people, 13.17%)
- Zyprexa (25 people, 12.20%)
- Olanzapine (20 people, 9.76%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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