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 14,797 people who have side effects while taking Lamotrigine from FDA and social media. Among them, 209 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 15,841 Lamotrigine users)
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,623 Weight gain patients)
On Apr, 3, 2015: 14,797 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamotrigine. Among them, 209 people (1.41%) 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||11.90%||7.14%||19.05%||16.67%||23.81%||19.05%||2.38% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Lamotrigine * :
|Weight gain||75.45%||24.55% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Lamotrigine * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||2.15%||9.14%||19.35%||27.42%||26.34%||10.75%||4.84% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Lamotrigine ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||66.67%||18.52%||14.81% |
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 (48 people, 22.97%)
- Depression (25 people, 11.96%)
- Epilepsy (23 people, 11.00%)
- Convulsion (16 people, 7.66%)
- Schizophrenia (14 people, 6.70%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Clonazepam (50 people, 23.92%)
- Seroquel (34 people, 16.27%)
- Lithium carbonate (27 people, 12.92%)
- Zyprexa (25 people, 11.96%)
- Olanzapine (20 people, 9.57%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of side effects of Lamotrigine for a 34-year old woman with Bipolar Disorder. The patient has Depression, Poor Peripheral Circulation, Palpitations, Tongue Irritation, Fatigue
- A study of drug interactions between Pristiq, Lamictal, Vyvanse for a 36-year old woman with Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Add. The patient has Underbite
- A study of drug interactions between Shark Liver Oil, Fish Oil Fatty Acid, Centrum Silver, Chondroitin, Glucosamine, Aspirin, Synthroid, Benazepril Hydrochloride, Norvasc, Lamictal for a 61-year old woman with Supplement, Vitamin Supplementation, Joint Stiffness, Heart Artery Dilatation, Hypothyroidism, Hypertension, Neuropathy - Peripheral. The patient has Hair Loss
- A study of drug interactions between Humalog, Pepcid, Protonix, Pancreaze for a 47-year old woman with Type 1 Diabetes, Chronic Pancreatitis. The patient has Weight Gain - Unintentional
- A study of side effects of Prilosec Otc for a 51-year old woman with Reflux Gastritis. The patient has Insomnia Exacerbated, Nausea, Weight Gain, Excessive Hunger
Recent Lamotrigine related drug comparison:
- Comparions of Topiramate, Lamictal, Latuda for a 33-year old man who has Bipolar Ii Disorder
- Comparions of Lexapro, Lamotrigine, Nexplanon, Adderall Xr 30 for a 20-year old woman who has Birth Control
- Comparions of Citalopram Hydrobromide, Mebeverine Hydrochloride, Levothyroxine Thyroid, Omeprazole, Lamotrigine for a 41-year old woman who has Temporal Lobe Nocturnal Epilepsy, Underactive Thyroid, IBS,depression, GERD
- Comparions of Zoloft, Lamictal for a 37-year old woman who has Bipolar Disorder
- Comparions of Zyprexa, Lamictal, Lexapro, Prozac, Mirtazapine for a 45-year old woman who has OCD
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