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Review: could Lamotrigine cause Weight gain?

Summary: Weight gain could be caused by Lamotrigine, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Clonazepam, and have Bipolar disorder.

We study 14,660 people who have side effects while taking Lamotrigine from FDA and social media. Among them, 203 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Lamotrigine

Lamotrigine (latest outcomes from 15,683 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 521,535 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 14,599 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamotrigine. Among them, 203 people (1.39%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.04% of all the 520,713 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain in Lamotrigine reports

Time on Lamotrigine when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain13.89%5.56%22.22%19.44%22.22%13.89%2.78%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain75.23%24.77%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%2.22%9.44%18.33%27.22%26.67%11.11%5.00%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Lamotrigine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%66.67%19.05%14.29%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (47 people, 23.15%)
  2. Depression (23 people, 11.33%)
  3. Epilepsy (23 people, 11.33%)
  4. Convulsion (16 people, 7.88%)
  5. Schizophrenia (14 people, 6.90%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Clonazepam (49 people, 24.14%)
  2. Seroquel (33 people, 16.26%)
  3. Lithium carbonate (27 people, 13.30%)
  4. Zyprexa (25 people, 12.32%)
  5. Olanzapine (20 people, 9.85%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I've previously been on both Adderall and Phentermine, at different times. I experienced very drastic and noticeable effectiveness. The phentermine helped with weight loss significantly and the Adderall greatly increased my energy levels, self-confidence, elevated mood, and higher concentration and brain activity. I was not on any other medications at the time, though I did need to take melatonin occasionally to help me sleep. Now, I had not been on Adderall or phentermine for about a year, but I was put on Adderall again several months ago. This was about a month after my brother died, so obviously I was experiencing (and still am) grief and depression. I was put on 40mg (twice as much as I used to be on) of Adderall in addition to seroquel XR and Lamictal. I felt like a slug all the time, I felt physically hungrier, and lethargic and apathetic. The adderall did nothing to help these symptoms. I am now on 60mg of Adderall and 37.5mg of Phentermine for weight loss and neither have shown any affectiveness, mentally or physically. My appetite is just as bad, and my brain isn't functioning fast at all. None of the affects of adderall I used to experiences, like increased energy levels, elevated mood, decreased appetite, increased brain activity, and increased self-confidence are present now, and I'm on more adderall than I was on before AND phentermine at the same time!! What's going on?? Both my ADD and weight gain are causing me to become increasingly self-conscious and depressed. Also, it doesn't help that my ridiculous amount of mood stabilizers make me apathetic and detached. I'm under 18 so I'm required to take the medications prescribed to me, but I don't know what to do or why the stimulants aren't effective anymore. HELP!!

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